The Taylor Whitley USA DeBusk Scholarship Foundation
Andrew DeBusk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of USA DeBusk, announced the formation of the Taylor Whitley USA DeBusk Scholarship Foundation in 2021. Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers, the Foundation has achieved extraordinary growth to make a positive impact on young lives. During the 2023-2024 academic year, the Foundation will award 39 scholarships totaling $302,000.
The mission of this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to award grants and scholarships to children of USA DeBusk employees attending universities, community colleges, and trade schools.
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Helping deserving students achieve their dreams
Promoting academic excellence and character
Scholarships support academic excellence and encourage students who exemplify the philosophy of “Showing Up” — the extraordinary act of making a difference in someone else’s life by valuing them more than yourself.
This trait and the phrase "Show Up - Give A Flip - Repeat" were exemplified by Taylor Whitley, our dear friend and USA DeBusk colleague who passed away unexpectedly from cardiovascular disease in 2018. The foundation was named in his honor.
Breaking fundraising records, changing lives
For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Taylor Whitley USA DeBusk Scholarship Foundation awarded over $302,000 worth of scholarships to 39 deserving students. The Foundation will be able to positively impact even more lives in the coming year with a record-breaking $511,000 contributed during this year's fundraising tournament.
Since 2021, the Foundation has raised $816,000 and awarded scholarships to a total of 46 deserving recipients.
The Foundation has established a goal of funding $2,000,000 in scholarships through 2025.
More About The Scholarship Program
Our fundraising event
The Annual Taylor Whitley Show Up Golf Tournament
The main fundraising event for the foundation is the annual Taylor Whitley Show Up Golf Tournament, which is conducted in partnership with the Taylor Whitley Show Up Foundation and provides financial support for both organizations.
The 2023 event, which again took place at Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, raised over $511,000. These proceeds will be used to fund character-based scholarships awarded by both foundations in 2023-2024.
Thank you to the sponsors, participants, and volunteers for making a positive impact in the lives of deserving scholarship recipients!