The Taylor Whitley Show Up Foundation

"Show up, give a flip, repeat."  TRW

Show Up Recipients

Recipient Stories

The Taylor Whitley Show Up Foundation

At A Glance

The Taylor Whitley Show Up Foundation was started to give grants and scholarships to high school and college students who exemplify "SHOWING UP." Showing Up is the extraordinary act of making a difference in someone else's life by valuing them more than yourself. The unique characteristic of this award is the fact that it is CHARACTER based, not ACADEMIC based. Exactly as Taylor would have it.

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Who "Showed Up"

Applications are NOT accepted, but nominations can be made to this page. Nominees for awards must be a Junior or Senior in high school or undergraduate college student.

Donate and Inspire 

Mail a check to:

Taylor Whitley Show Up Scholarship Fund Heritage Bank 85 Oak Drive

Lake Jackson, TX 77566 


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Recipient Stories

Jake Pate

Jake showed up when: While working as a cashier at HEB, he realized one woman didn't have enough money to pay for her groceries - two days before Christmas. Jake decided to pay for her groceries himself. His extraordinary act eventually aired on Good Morning America, inspiring people across the country.

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Jasmine Royston

Jasmine showed up when: As a member of the Brazos Port High School band, she supported the football team against their rivals during a heavy rainstorm. The rest of the band left the stands to get warm and dry - except for Jasmine. She stayed, and singlehandedly played her team to victory that evening. Both the team and the community were impressed and touched by her perseverance.  

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