Impact

Jeff Cooney Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Since 2013, Destination: College has honored outstanding students in each of its individual athletic programs with financial awards for college in recognition of academic and athletic performance, leadership in the Destination: College program, and most importantly of all, grit.

Beginning in 2018, all of the awards have been named in honor of former long time Board Member Jeff Cooney, who passed away that year. In recognition of the commitment, compassion and generosity Jeff displayed to young economically disadvantaged student athletes throughout his lifetime, Jeff’s family, friends and the Destination: College Board created an endowed fund for these awards in the amount of $500,000.

Hear from some of our scholarship students from 2013 to date – the Jeff Cooney Memorial Scholars Class of 2018 – tell you what Destination: College has meant to them.