Amanda Ireland Ward Scholarship Program
The Amanda Ireland Ward Scholarship was established to honor the memory of an amazing woman who exemplified leadership, service, and laughter. Mandy was a child and family advocate and trainer with the Kellin Foundation who touched thousands of people over the years. In her honor, the Kellin Foundation is proud to establish this scholarship fund.
Scholarship Application and Materials
Amanda Ireland Ward Scholarship Application - Due February 15, 2021
Letter of Recommendation Form (Required)
Mandy Ward graduated with a Master's in Sociology with a Criminology concentration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Ward worked for Kellin, PLLC and the Kellin Foundation serving as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, as project coordinator and client navigator for the Greensboro HEALS project, and as a child and family advocate with the Greensboro Child Response Initiative (CRI). Mrs. Ward had a wide-range of experience working with community-based programs and law enforcement agencies doing program evaluation, training and technical assistance, and program implementation primarily focused on evidence based practices, trauma-informed care, and ways to increase successful outcomes among young people. In her free time, Mandy enjoyed being outdoors, running, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Mandy gained her wings on October 1, 2016, when delivering her 7 month old beautiful baby girl, Ava Lynn. Mandy will be missed dearly and will forever be a part of the Kellin family.