Lindsey and Sam Porter loved people. They were very friendly and outgoing students at Fairmount Elementary in Independence, Missouri. They enjoyed playing outside and both played soccer and basketball. Lindsey was eight and Sam was seven in 2004 when they died tragically.

Their mother, Tina Porter, and citizens and organizations in Independence raised several thousand dollars to establish a memorial fund at THCF. An initial grant from the memorial fund was made to build a playground in Independence in memory of Sam and Lindsey. The balance was used to create this scholarship in their names. The first award from the Sam and Lindsey Porter Scholarship was given in 2014, the year Lindsey would have graduated William Chrisman High School.



Up to $1,000.


Not a renewable scholarship.


General applications and additional requirements are due February 24.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2022. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2022 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2022 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.