Grants & Scholarships

Jackson Robert Greene Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund


jackson greeneThe Jackson Robert Greene Memorial Athletic Scholarship recipient is someone who embodies daily life through love and vibrant spirit.

Jackson Greene was a 2012 graduate of Herndon High School where he played football for 4 years and basketball for 1 year. He also participated in the Herndon Optimist Football and Basketball programs for many years. Sports, whether participating in or being a spectator of, were a big part of Jackson and the Greene family’s lives. Jackson’s many friends came from the sports teams he was on and being part of the team was much more important to him than being the star of the team. Jackson was very competitive but his approach to sports, and his life, is best defined by the quote by President Harry Truman, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Dedication to his teammates and positive sportsmanship were the foundation of his passion for sports and he was an example for others to emulate.

Jackson was tragically killed in a car accident in September 29, 2019 at the age of 25. Jackson's daily impact on the lives around him, from when he was a child, through high school and college and beyond, are unmeasurable. His loss is felt far and wide. The Jackson Robert Greene Memorial Athletic Scholarship was created to continue Jackson's legacy of sportsmanship and kindness. The recipient shall be someone who approaches the world with a vibrant spirit, who puts the success of their teammates and the team above individual success and carries that spirit off the playing field into their daily life.


Two $1,500.00 scholarship awarded annually to one female and one male Herndon High School senior athlete.


  • This scholarship is to be awarded to someone who participated in at least one varsity sport during their high school career (but will not receive an athletic scholarship/grants toward college).
  • Spirit of the Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded to a scholar-athlete who embodies the approach to sports like Jackson - loved playing their sport, demonstrated great sportsmanship, but most importantly, is described by coaches and peers as a dedicated teammate who could always be counted on and lived, both on and off the playing field, by President Truman’s quote, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
  • The recipient shall also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.


For more information, please contact Austen Greene: