2015 Grant Criteria

2015 Grant Criteria

The Courtney S. Crooms Foundation Grant



Submission dates Dec 1, 2014 (opening date) – Feb 27, 2015 (closing date)


  1. Must be a U.S. citizen and a legal resident of the State of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia or Alabama.
  2. Must be a female high school freshman through senior between the ages of 14 through 18.
  3. Must be a member of a legitimate team/club within the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) organizations, or “High School team.”
  4. Must have a “B” grade point average (3.0) or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale
  5. Must submit an essay: include a full-length “Digital” color photo in your team uniform (preferably an action shot). No less than 400 words about yourself, your interests, and your goals after high school.
  6. Must have five (5) letters of recommendation: two academic, with one from a current and one from a previous year teacher; two athletic; and one of community/civic-related service or from a guidance counselor stating specific volunteer activities within the school.Letters of recommendation must include the date, contact information (e.g. phone & email), position/title and signature.
  7. Must submit an official “sealed” transcript of currently enrolled classes which clearly states GPA and letter grade earned.
  8. Must have participated in a social or civic-related activity within the last 12 months: e.g., church auxiliary, community-based program, and/or volunteer related activity.
  9. A mandatory interview (via conference call) for all applicants identified as finalists

—We highly recommend that application packets be submitted early. Any incomplete packets, or packets postmarked on the closing date, and/or received (via standard or E-mail) after the closing date will not be viewed or accepted.
—All packets are reviewed within one month after the closing date. Grant finalists [only] will be notified by mail between 30-40 days after submission deadline and a telephone interview via conference call is mandatory for all finalists being considered.
—Absolutely no phone or email inquiries in regards to packet receipt. Additionally, do not send via certified or overnight mail. If receipt confirmation is desired, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your transcript/packet.
—Applicants with a medically diagnosed learning disability (and who meet the other requirements) may apply with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher. (Physician documentation is required.)
—Applicants may reapply so long as they continue to meet established criteria and foundation guidelines.

*Packets (submitted in PDF format) and digital photos may be submitted via E-mail as email attachments; however, all sealed transcripts MUST be submitted by standard mail.

(Email to: Mcrooms@c-cfoundation.org or Lbrooks-kennedy@c-cfoundation.org)



Once grant recipients have been chosen head coaches will be contacted for applicable fees. Any false or misleading information given to the foundation regarding registration or scheduled tournament fees (on behalf of a player) will result in all current and future funding being withheld for players under said coach. The foundation will make every effort to track teams’ tournament participation.

2013-14 Lovejoy Supply Drop

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The CSC Foundation provides the 2013/14 school supply list to Lovejoy Middle.

From L-R: Dr. April Madden, Head Principle Lovejoy MS; Mrs. Crooms, President TCSCF; Ms. Linda Turner- Love, Parent/Community Liaison, and Michael Finley, Assistant Principle

Love Joy Supply Drop 2012

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Wachovia-Wells Fargo Donation

Wachovia-Wells Fargo Annual Day of Giving recognizes The Courtney S. Crooms Foundation Inc. with a $1,000 Community Partner grant from the Wachovia Foundation.
Mrs. Crooms & Ehize Aisuan, Store manager, AVP

Clayton County 2012 Summer Youth Camp

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South Cobb High School

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Brodnisha Taylor and Eniya Edwards, South Cobb H. S. and both Class of 2012
Display their CSC team Jerseys prior to 2012, 6th Annual Memorial Tournament

Safe America’s Safe Teen

Safe America’s 7th Annual Safe Teen Georgia Driving Academy at Atlanta Motor Speedway May 5, 2012.

Mrs. Crooms, volunteers her time by assisting with the teens on the driving stimulators.

Alisha Andrews ROTY


Former CSC Player and 2008 Grantee Alisha Andrews

Alisha Andrews UNC-W Rookie of the year honor.

Clayton County Sheriffs Summer Youth Camp!

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Clayton County Sheriffs Summer Youth Camp

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Elem Ibiam Signed

“2008-10 CSC Team Player Elem Ibiam and Class of 2011 Graduate signs with The University of South Carolina in Nov 2010”
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-Elem at signing with mom and family

– Mrs Crooms stands with the future Gamecock
-Proud mom with Class of 2011 Graduate-Guest of Honor cuts cake at graduation party