Aimee Melissa Davis
August 26, 1975 to September 17, 1993
    Over the past years, Aimee's family has received much comfort and fulfillment from meeting and recognizing many brave young people who have struggled with and overcome the burdens of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus by completing and excelling in their scholastic endeavors.

    A scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from the Austin area who has been accepted to college, who has juvenile diabetes and who has financial need. As the amount of the permanent endowment is increased, the amount and/or number of scholarships awarded each year will also be increased. With your support, Aimee's family hopes to continue to award the Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship until there is a cure for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
In 1977, citizens of Austin established the Austin Community Foundation to receive gifts, bequests, and donations to benefit the people of Travis County. The Austin Community Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation exempt from federal income taxation. The Austin Community Foundation has agreed to hold and administer all contributions to the Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund. An Advisory Committee that includes a member of Aimee Melissa Davis's family meets annually to select the recipients of the scholarship. An application and guidelines are available to high school graduates from high school counselors within Travis and Williamson Counties each year.

If you believe you may be eligible or know a young man or woman in high school with Type I Diabetes who may want to apply for the scholarship, please request additional information from the Austin Community Foundation; P. O. Box 5159; Austin, Texas 78763.
    Phone: 512-472-4483.
    E-mail: info@austincommunityfoundation.org
Gifts to the Austin Community Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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    Aimee Melissa Davis was eight years old when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. In 1993, at the age of 18, she died from complications related to her diabetes. Her family set up a scholarship fund in her name through the American Diabetes Association–Texas Affiliate. Eight scholarships were awarded. When the Texas Affiliate closed, the remaining principal balance was transferred in 1999 into the Austin Community Foundation, which now administers the fund in a permanent endowment.
The winner of the 2009 Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship is Mykal Quinlan, a graduate of McNeil High School. He is attending Southwestern Adventist University in Keene Texas.