Frank R. Williams Scholarship Fund Application 2019
The late Frank Rudolph Williams was a devoted teacher, coach and father who instilled in his students the importance of receiving an education, working hard and being a leader in the community. Throughout his childhood, these ideals were fostered in Frank by his parents and teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Eventually, they would become the focus of his work with young people and lead him to a life dedicated to serving others.
Throughout his life, “the pigeon toed ball handler and flashy playmaker” was known as a hard worker and excellent teacher of the game of basketball. During his tenure as the head basketball coach at Calvin Coolidge High School, 95% of his students attended college and went on to serve the community in a variety of capacities. For Frank, this was more important than any of the other honors bestowed upon him. In May of 1987 at the age of 43, Frank lost his life to brain cancer.
His wife, Helen Williams, and daughters, Ryann and Randi, started the Frank R. Williams Scholarship Fund, Inc. (FRW Scholarship Fund, Inc.) to share his ideals with future generations of student athletes. The mission of the Fund is to provide financial support to Coolidge High School senior student athletes who are seeking higher education. Awardees must display success on the field, exhibit strong leadership qualities and a commitment to education as well as servicing their community. At the conclusion of this academic year, the Fund will award its annual scholarship of $2,000 to assist a deserving student as they pursue higher education. This year, the Fund will also award a scholarship funded by the William and Sheila Konar Foundation in the amount of $4,000. One student will be selected for the $2,000 scholarship and one student will be selected to receive the $4,000 scholarship.
As a nominee, you are being asked to accurately complete the following:
1. Frank R. Williams Scholarship Fund application ((optional essay if applicable)
2. One official transcript from Calvin Coolidge High School
3. Two recommendation forms from a faculty/staff member of Calvin Coolidge High School
4. One letter of acceptance from a 2-year or 4-year college level institution
Submit all documents by Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Once we receive these documents, your application will be reviewed and you may be contacted for an interview. At that time, you will also be provided a list of questions to help you prepare for the interview process. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at
or by phone at 240-476-0293 if you have additional questions or concerns.
All the best,
Frank R. Williams Scholarship Committee
Permanent Home Address
Permanent Telephone Number (xxx) xxx-xxxx
Current G.P.A. (grade point average)
Please list all current varsity sports you participate in at Coolidge High School.
Please list all sports you have participated in on the high school level.
Please list all community service and/or volunteer work you have participated in during high school. (If more space is needed, please email a separate document)
Please list all extracurricular activities you have been involved in during high school (e.g., student government, clubs, band, etc.). (If more space is needed, please email a separate document)
Do you have any relatives that attended Coolidge High School? If so, please specify their name (first name, last name), their relationship to you (mother, father, uncle, etc.) and the year they graduated.
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