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Ashley K. Fritz Memorial “Humanitarian” Scholarship

An additional $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one SEE THE FUTURE recipient (each year) who the STF Selection Committee feels demonstrates exceptional humanitarian and leadership abilities, in the spirit of Ms. Ashley Fritz.

Ashley was a 2004 winner of a SEE THE FUTURE scholarship. She was valedictorian of her class at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.   She received her Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from Johnson and Wales University and her Masters degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.  Ashley achieved the status of being an honor student while obtaining her BS and MS degrees. 

Ashley passed away in 2011, however, her determination in making a difference to people in need was evident throughout her life and will always be remembered. 

Ashley writes: “As a leader of the El Pomar Youth in Community Service Program at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, I was responsible for getting everyone equally involved in helping non-profit organizations.  I was responsible for constructing a variety of food drives, fundraisers and toy drives for those who are less fortunate.  Now I fully understand the philosophy behind philanthropy.”

After receiving her SEE THE FUTURE Scholarship, Ashley was asked by Dr. Theune if she was “less fortunate” because of her visual impairment.  She replied:

“Absolutely not - I have plenty of food to eat, a roof over my head, warm clothes to wear and a loving family.  The people in this world who are less fortunate do not have these basic necessities of life.”

It is with this spirit that the SEE THE FUTURE Fund presents the Ashley K. Fritz Memorial “Humanitarian” Award.