Lucy Jean Mofield Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships From The Heart
Non Profit Scholarship Organization | Est. 2016
The Lucy Jean Mofield Memorial Scholarship is a non-profit organization wholeheartedly committed to helping college bound students in financial need succeed by means of scholarship awards. The 501 (c) (3) corporation was formed on February 29, 2016. The scholarship was created in honor of Lucy Jean Mofield, who passed away suddenly at an age too young.
The very first scholarship was awarded on May 10, 2016 to April Collins, a Midland High School Senior in Pleasant Plains, Arkanasas, where Lucy lived for over thirty years and raised her four children. Our goal is to offer a renewable scholarship (for up to four years), and to eventually award the scholarship at schools in many areas like Batesville, Arkansas; DFW, Texas; and Owensville, Missouri (where she was born and raised). For the past two years, two Scholarships were awarded annually! A total of $8,000 in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding students.
We host an annual 5K event called the Lucy Jean Turkey Trot in honor of her. The goal of the 5K is to raise funds for the memorial scholarship. The 6th annual 5K will be on November 7th, 2020 in Mansfield, Texas.
Lucy Jean ("Jeanie") Mofield was born Lucy Jean Skornia in Owensville, Missouri on March 30, 1955. She loved her family, friends, animals, and life itself. She truly made the best of each day and appreciated the small, precious things in life. She proudly raised her four children, and also loved animals like family. In 2012, she was thrilled when she became a "goat grandma" to two kids! Animals and nature topped the list of her favorite things!
In June 2015, she moved to Guthrie, OK to be closer to her daughter. She was excited to begin a new adventure in a new place. She suddenly fell ill after the move. We were all shocked when she passed away on June 23, 2015 due to a tick-born illness. Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial disease spread by the lone star tick. Flu like symptoms are likely: fever, fatigue, and muscle aches within 1-2 weeks of a bite. Please see a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms and have had a recent tick bite. It has to be diagnosed based on symptoms, as sometimes it's too late to wait for test results. Doxycycline is the antibiotic used to treat Ehrlichiosis. Although the doctors were certain she contracted the disease, it normally isn't fatal. We suspect there were other underlying issues that contributed to the loss of her life; possibly drug resistant bacteria from long term antibiotic use that reduced the effectiveness of treatment of her disease. Her loved ones are still in shock and disbelief that she is gone.
Lucy was such a loving person. She was a wonderful Mom to her four children, and a Mom to many in the community. Lucy loved to have fun, laugh, and be active. She enjoyed fall weather the most, and many walks in the country. The Lucy Jean Turkey Trot and the Scholarship would definitely make her smile. She is forever missed and loved by so many. Let’s keep her fun and wild spirit alive and instill joy in all.
In Loving Memory of Lucy Jean Mofield
March 30, 1955 June 23, 2015
The Lucy Jean Turkey Trot
The Lucy Jean Turkey Trot is held annually in November at Riverside Park in Batesville, Arkansas. We have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the 5K winners! Every participant receives a packet with goodies and a T-shirt. We always have fun in Lucy's honor! Live music, giveaways, and wild turkeys!!
All proceeds from the annual 5Ks go toward the Lucy Jean Mofield Memorial Scholarship.
Join us this year for the 4th Annual Lucy Jean Turkey Trot. This year, the 6th annual 5K will be on Saturday, November 7th, 2018 at 2PM at Riverside Park in Batesville, Arkansas.
It was a cold, windy day, but we had fun in honor of Lucy!
It was a beautiful, perfect fall day!
We had a great turnout with the most food and prize giveaways for the runners to date!
Wonderful fun run in Batesville, Arkansas!
Fun, beautiful sunny day in memory of Lucy.
We are excited to announce the generous 2019 Lucy Jean Turkey Trot SPONSORS! Thank you all so much!
We are actively seeking sponsorships for the 2012 5k. This will be the 6th annual Lucy Jean Turkey Trot. If you're a business interested in sponsorship, we offer many levels of advertisement in return. Please contact us or 469-623-0132 for details. We are a 501 (c)(3) corporation; all donations are tax-deductible.
Many thanks to the sponsors of 2019 year's race: Citizens Bank of Batesville, Exxon Express of Pleasant Plains, Senita Athletics, Citizens Bank, and Quanah Resources. Thank you all for your generous sponsorship!
Thanks to ALL Sponsors over the years!
This scholarship was made possible by the many generous individual donations and all the funds raised from participants of the Lucy Jean Turkey Trot. We graciously thank everyone for the help and support.
Our goal is to raise more funds so that we can offer a renewable scholarship, renewable up to four years upon satisfactory GPA and enrollment. We also would like to award the scholarship at other schools such as in Dallas, Texas (where her daughter Christine Mofield resides) and Owensville, Missouri (where she was born and raised).
Scholarships play an important role in higher education, often allowing students opportunities they might not have otherwise. If you would like to help by donating to the scholarship, please click here:
Our mission is to assist students on their path to college and help
them discover their passion. We believe in encouraging students to
attend college, and mentoring them as they transition to college and
beyond. To fulfill our mission, each year we award a scholarship to an outstanding high school student with great character and ambition.
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If you would like more information about the scholarship or 5K, please fill out the contact form. Your responses are much appreciated.