Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. – Christian D. Larson
Changing the stigma of mental health and suicide one conversation at a time
Click here to contribute to The Alec J White Memorial Scholarship
who is alec?
Alec White was both quiet and mischievous, sharp-witted and gentle. He had a quick grin and a love of nature and adventure – he was always exploring, climbing trees and even buildings. He loved skate boarding, downhill skiing, and any situation where he could do flips in the air or walk a slack line. He was creative, full of ideas, and kind – the sort of person who would see a lonely kid on the edge of the basketball court and ask him to join in the game.
Alec also fought an internal battle with depression, and though he fought hard, and those he loved fought for him, he lost that battle in November of 2017.
Alec's family and friends keep Alec’s memory alive on a daily basis by supporting others through education and understanding that mental health is vital to our overall health
The Alec J. White Memorial Scholarship Fund was created for this purpose, with two $1000 scholarships to be awarded annually to graduating Merrimack Valley High School students who wish to pursue a career in mental health, human services, or the trades. Alec would be happy to know that he had a part in helping people pursue their passions, as well as their desire to help others through their career.
The application is available here, as well as through the guidance office at Merrimack Valley High School. If you would like to apply, and are having trouble downloading or obtaining a copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.