Applications available for Trenton William Stewart Legacy Scholarships


Investing in Kids (INK!) was recently selected to help administer and award funds for the Trenton William Stewart Legacy Scholarship available to St. Johns County School District graduating seniors who will play collegiate football.

The funds were established by Mandi Stewart, the mother of Trenton Stewart who tragically lost his life in Jacksonville as the victim in an automobile collision in May. According to Stewart, Trent was the epitome of what it takes to be an athlete at the high school and college level. He graduated in 2022 from Creekside High School in St. Johns and was attending Stetson University in Deland.

“Our son and only child had an unwavering commitment to ‘not quitting’ and was fully dedicated to being the best version of himself, on and off the field,” said Stewart. “Trent had determination, commitment, dedication and an absolute love for football. The recipient of the scholarship will embody the characteristics that made Trenton the young man he was.” 

Stewart selected INK! due to the nonprofit’s renowned work to help students and teachers with funding and resources to support academic success in St. Johns County.

There will be five annual $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible, the applicant must be a graduate within St. Johns County School District who will play collegiate football and must maintain an average cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants are required to represent the following characteristics set forth by the scholarship: a passion for playing football in college, drive and perseverance, leadership within their high school and community, a strong work-ethic on and off the field, and a commitment to living a drug-free life while becoming the best version of themselves. Applications are due on Jan. 31.

Applicants must submit the formal application with an essay explaining the applicant’s goals, aspirations and embodiment of the important characteristics of being a successful collegiate athlete. Applicants must also provide one character recommendation from an academic teacher and one from a coach. Applicants must also include the college they will attend, graduating GPA, extracurricular activities, volunteer activities, leadership roles and high school honors received. Recipients will be announced in February.

To apply, go to To donate to the scholarship fund, go to