The Amy Ford Miyashiro Memorial Scholarship

LifeFAQs is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship to a successful NLHS candidate. This scholarship is given in her name by her husband, Tom Miyashiro, in her remembrance and in honor of her family.

Teacher Reference Form

Our aim is to partner with teachers at NLHS and give this award away together. Since teachers know their students best, LifeFAQs seeks to rely on the references of teachers to select the most worthy candidates.

About Amy

The Amy Ford Miyashiro Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Amy Ford Miyashiro, who passed away at the age of 27 from a rare form of brain cancer. Amy was from England and she had a passion for science. She worked as a production chemist after completing university for only a few short years before contracting the illness. Through this scholarship, Amy’s memory will not only live on, but will intersect with the life of a developing student who is reaching to fulfill their God-given potential.

Scholarship FAQs

What is the award amount and how many recipients will there be in 2018?

This year, we will offer one scholarship to a successful candidate of $1,000. We hope to expand this number in the future.

  • must have a reference from a teacher
  • must be a resident of New London
  • must be a graduating senior
  • must demonstrate financial need
  • must complete scholarship application
  • must demonstrate a proficiency and passion for math and science
  • must be a person of character!

Teacher references and student applications are due by May 4, 2018 to be considered this year.

Our Process:

Teacher Reference

Get a reference from your teacher.



Complete the application and attach writing sample.


Submit it to LifeFAQs by May 4, 2018.

Previous Recipients

2016 - Joela DePass (1st)

2016 - Joela DePass (1st)

2016 - Mauricio Escalante (2nd)

2016 - Mauricio Escalante (2nd)

2017 - Melida Alvarez (1st)

2017 - Melida Alvarez (1st)

2017 - Samantha Martinez (2nd)

2017 - Samantha Martinez (2nd)

Scholarship Committee

Tom Miyashiro

Robin Miyashiro

Steve Warner

Bob Clark - NLHS

Marilee Jones


Would you join with us to invest in the lives of students? Give a gift of any size and add your name next to those who wish to see Amy’s life impact the lives of students for generations!

Giving is easy and tax deductible through LifeFAQs is a non-profit organization under the IRS tax code, section 501(c)3.

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