The Benjamin Dennis Kirby Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin Dennis Kirby was an Albion High graduate, Class of 2014, who
tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle accident while in his senior year at
RIT. Ben followed the motto of his friend, Nick Kovaleski, in that he “Lived
With Purpose.” He was self motivated and challenged himself to do his
best: graduating in the top 10 of his class, a member of the National Honor
Society, a Scholar Athlete participating in many sports, All-County Band, All-State Chorus and Drama Club. Ben was a Boy Scout, working hard to
achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He contributed to his Church family and
his Community. Ben was a kind and caring person, always willing to help
someone out and his friends spanned many generations. He always did
the right thing. His life was a living example of the Boy Scout Law.
Although Ben achieved much in his life, he would never want to be defined
by his accomplishments. He was most proud of the award he received for
good sportsmanship. This scholarship is intended for someone who is a
“good kid”, who may not be a Scout, but best exemplifies the characteristics of the Scout Law that Ben lived by. A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. This scholarship is administered by the Albion High
School Alumni Foundation, Inc. We award two scholarships at $500 each.
Selection Criteria: This scholarship is to be given to a student nominated by one or more of the teachers in the Albion High School. It is intended for someone who is a “good kid,” who may not be a Scout, but best exemplifies the characteristics of the Scout Law: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Who Selects: Family selects from AHS teacher nominations.
Criteria to Earn: None. These are payable at Class Night.
First awarded in 2018.
Funding: Funded annually. Fundraising in progress to fully fund.