The Scott Endy Memorial Fund

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
A dear friend and special member of the TYC family, Scott Endy, went to be with our Lord on December 13, 2013 after a long and courageous battle against Sarcoma, a very aggressive form of cancer.  He fought the good fight with dignity and grace.  Scott was a gentle giant, a man of great integrity with a positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor both during his time at TYC and afterwards.  Scott was the kind of person that would take the shirt off his back if his friend needed it.  Scott inspired us.

On January 3, 2014, at the TYC Holiday Gala, the Scott Endy Memorial Fund (the “Fund”) was officially announced. The Fund, as described by Scott before his passing, will be used to provide individuals the opportunity to attend TYC if they are in need of financial support to do so, no matter what the reason. Scott requested that the Fund benefit participants who desire to attend TYC, who submit an application to Friends of TYC, and who agree to the terms (or as Scott called them, “the catch”) of the Fund.
Here’s the catch: Scott stated that the recipient(s) must return to TYC the following year and bring a friend with them. The Friends of TYC also requests that Fund recipient(s) write a letter to Scott’s beloved wife, Gina, thanking her for the opportunity they had because of Scott and this Fund. 

Sustaining the Fund

An inaugural donation has been made to establish the Fund, and we ask for continuing donations to ensure a consistent, healthy fund balance for years to come. Registration fees for TYC 2024 are $450.00. There is no limit to the number of scholarships that may be awarded each year; therefore, more donations will allow for more individuals to benefit from the Fund, so please think and pray about giving to the Scott Endy Memorial Fund. Any amount donated will be a blessing to an individual who desires to take an active role in their faith and nurture their desire for TYC fellowship. Click Here to make a donation online, or, if mailing your donation, please make checks payable to "Friends of TYC" and write "Scott Endy Memorial Fund" on the memo line of your check.

Applying for a Scholarship from the Fund

Scholarships from the Scott Endy Memorial Fund are available to all participants, whether new to TYC or returning, who:

  1. Demonstrate financial need;
  2. Attend TYC the year the scholarship is applied for and granted;
  3. Upon receipt of the scholarship, resolve to write a note of thanks to Gina Endy, Scott’s wife, following TYC (to be sent c/o or via mail to Nellie Hestin at the address listed on the scholarship application); and
  4. Resolve to attend TYC the following year and recruit at least one participant who is new to TYC to attend the following year as well.

Applications are now being accepted for TYC 2024.  The application deadline, in order to be considered for a scholarship for TYC 2024, is July 1, 2024. Applications submitted before the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.  

Questions about the application process may be directed to Nellie Hestin, a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of TYC, at (412) 667-7909 or

Download the Application Form


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