ATLANTA (FWAA) – Elizabeth Schroeder of
Norman, Okla., was named the 21tst winner of the Volney Meece
Scholarship on Monday.
The scholarship is awarded annually by the Football Writers
Association of America and named for the late Volney Meece.
Meece served 22 years as the FWAA's executive director and was
the organization's president in 1971.
The scholarship is a $1,000 annual grant for four years. It
is awarded to a deserving son or daughter of an FWAA member.
The 17-year-old Schroeder is the daughter of long-time FWAA
member George Schroeder.
Elizabeth has compiled an impressive list of academic and
extracurricular achievements in her four years at Community
Christian School and in her church. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA
throughout high school and ranks first academically in her
A member of the National Honor Society, student council and
class treasurer, she has made the Principal's Honor Roll her
entire high school career. Elizabeth has also spent three
summers working with children while on missions to Guatemala,
which inspired her to pursue a degree in elementary education at
the University of Oklahoma.
CCS faculty member Lee Ann Wimer wrote in her letter of
recommendation: “Elizabeth is one of those extremely gifted
students who cross a teacher's classroom only a few times in
their career. She is working towards top honors at graduation as
Previous Meece scholarship winners include: Brett Goering,
Topeka, Kan.; Kelly Brooks, Denver, Colo.; Elk Grove Village,
Ill.; Sara Barnhart, Atlanta, Ga., Patrick Davis, Coventry,
Conn.; Jacqueline O’Toole, Gaithersburg, Md.; Garrett Holtz,
Denver, Colo.:, Katie Hersom, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Katie
Wieberg, Lawson, Mo.; Kaylynn Monroe, Winter Park, Fla.; Nate
Kerkhoff, Overland Park, Kan.; Jack Caywood, Lawrence, Kan.;
Donald Hunt, Philadelphia, Pa.,; Alaina Martens, La Vista, Neb.;
Emily Alford, Tupelo, Miss.; Sarah Helsley, Edmond, Okla.;
Abrahamson, Palos Verdes, Calif.; and Danielle Hoover, Tulsa,
Okla., and Dolen Helwagen of Pataskala, Ohio.
The Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization
founded in 1941, consists of more than 1,400 men and women who cover college football.
The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key
executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas
that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For
more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-870-6516.
Volney Meece Scholarship