July 25, 2012

Jordan M. Draper Memorial Scholarship

Jordan Michael Draper lived life well . . . he knew no other way. Jordan approached everything he did with enthusiasm. He was a well-rounded young man with a competitive spirit and a sense of humor that guided him in all he achieved. It is because of these attributes and many others that it was so easy for his family, friends and the community to love him. 

Jordan loved all sports. At various times during his life, he played baseball, basketball and golf, but his true passion was soccer. He began playing recreational soccer when he was nine, then travel soccer, and finally playing on the Heritage High School soccer team.

Jordan had a compassion for others that led him to volunteer at his church, assisting with young kids in vacation bible school and the K-5 Kid’s Club. He traveled with the church youth group, helping others by renovating homes around the country. These experiences taught Jordan to look outside himself and to embody the principle of The Golden Rule. He was fiercely competitive in athletics, yet compassionate in his community service. Through these activities, Jordan became a balanced young man.

His family and friends will forever miss Jordan. He and his good friend, Michael Gall, were together skiing and snowboarding the day we lost them both in a car accident. They were out in the world – traveling, being active, sharing good times – living life well. It is in this spirit that the Jordan M. Draper Memorial Scholarship was established: to assist others in reaching their goals, to recognize those giving back to their community, to encourage students in becoming well-rounded individuals and to inspire others to live life well.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Heritage High School senior
  • Must have participated in high school athletics at least one year
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) training
  • Full-time enrollment 

Evaluation Criteria

  • Overall involvement in work, school and community activities (25)
  • Community service (25)
  • Extracurricular activities (25)
  • Financial need (25)

In the event of a tie, preference will be given to the student with the higher GPA.