Purpose of the
Michael S. Schisler Scholarship
Michael Shayne Schisler became the first in his family to go to college because of a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship not only changed the trajectory of his life, but that of his family as well. Mike’s son, Kyle, is following in his father’s footsteps and is the franchise Owner/Operator at Chick-fil-A in Crestview, Florida. Kyle started this scholarship as a way to honor his father’s legacy thru supporting the National Christian College Athletic Association. Mike loved helping people achieve their goals, and he loved the NCCAA. Mike began attending NCCAA events in 1995 when he was introduced by Truett Cathy and Jack Sentell at Chick-fil-A. In 2000, Truett and Jack passed on the responsibility of being the Chick-fil-A point of contact for the NCCAA. Mike served the NCCAA through providing meals at fundraising events and as a board member with the organization.
The Michael S. Schisler Scholarship removes financial barriers for first generation students of the NCCAA, helping them pursue their dream of a college education. Kyle and his family desire to honor his father’s legacy through this scholarship which will be given to applicants who reflect the same work ethic, perseverance, and determination of Mike. This potential four year, $40,000 scholarship will make an impact on future generations by supporting those with a financial need to obtain a higher education today.
Applicants shall be required to complete an application form
and submit the following (Official Transcript, Letter(s) of Reference, Topical Essay, etc.) as evidence of their qualifications. Recipients of the award must be:
Enrolled student at an NCCAA school.
Hardworking and driven.
Demonstrates financial need.
Staying on Track
Returning Applicants shall be required to complete a "returning student" application form and submit the following (Official Transcript, Letter(s) of Reference, Topical Essay, etc.) as evidence of their qualifications. Recipients of the award must continue the following:
Active student of an NCCAA affiliated school.
Maintain a 2.5 GPA or above. Students who drop below 2.5 will be placed on probation until the grades return to required minimum. Students dropping below 2.0 will forfeit all future scholarship funds.
May apply annually; acceptance depends on committee approval.
Must demonstrate financial need.
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