GRACE is proud to announce and brag on three of our hardworking clients – Neve, Jennifer and Rita. These ambitious ladies were chosen as recipients of the Kathee Livengood Scholarship!
The Kathee Livengood Memorial Scholarship program is an integral part of the Grapevine Chamber Foundation, providing financial assistance to women that needed assistance to attend a trade or vocational school or further their education to redirect their lives and provide a better future for them and their children.
Our client, Neve, would like to become a paralegal, and is currently deciding which program she would like to attend. Jennifer will be attending TCC for her veterinary technician administration certification. Rita will be taking pre-requisites to attend medical or sonography school.
Our client, Dominique Johnson, was previously chosen as a recipient of the scholarship, and attributes the honor and opportunity as life-changing.
“I can finally see my dreams becoming a reality. Words could never express how appreciative I am to receive the necessary funding to further my education; which in return will better my future. I’m a single mom but now I have the necessary skills to provide efficiently for my daughter. Again, thank you and whenever you see me on a local billboard, business flyer or news broadcasting remember you opened the window of opportunity.”
Over the last 7 years, the KL Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 30 KL Scholarships to ladies attending TCC, 11 to UTA, 8 to Parker University, 6 to Kings University, 4 to Concorde University and 35 to various technical schools and universities.
In 2019, they have awarded $17,448 in KL Scholarships to18 women who are working hard to
complete their education. The KL scholarship program is grateful for the support that enables them to help these women improve their lives through education.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the recipients, and are eager to see what each of these women accomplish!
Kathee Livengood was a successful Realtor but found the time to belong to, or support, almost every civic organization and cause in Grapevine. She was known as the “Beer Diva” for supervising the Chamber beer booths and she was the expert everyone went to for help with auctions.
Kathee worked at every Main Street Days Festival and every GrapeFest until her death. Over the years her passion for helping people was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars to assist the elderly and children through GRACE and the Women’s Division, people injured and disabled through the Joey Wilkins Foundation and anyone who was touched by cancer by founding the Relay for Life event in Grapevine.
Kathee, Grapevine’s #1 volunteer, passed in May of 2012 and several of her friends wanted to find a special way to honor her. She had no children and no close relatives to help preserve her legacy with a scholarship. The program was created in the intention of being different from the usual good grades, financial need type for college students.