While in high school, Keri enjoyed being actively involved in several extracurricular clubs, as well as being a varsity athlete. She valued her education, but she had a stronger passion for supporting her peers and the community that she loved. We wanted to expand Keri's passion for others by creating a scholarship opportunity for high school students to help them with their educational expenses! We are offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving student athlete that will graduate in 2019, and is planning on going to college. If you or someone you know would like more information about the scholarship, please download the PDF application below to view all of the requirements, eligibility, and submission deadline. Good luck to all of the applicants!
**At this time only applications from the following high schools will be considered. These schools include those that the Foundation has presented to. **
As a part of our community outreach, we want to recognize law enforcement officials and first responders that go above and beyond the call of duty in their field, and pursue each day with a relentless passion to make themselves better so that they can keep their communities safe. In addition to receiving the Decisions Award at our Annual Dinner Banquet, the recipients are also given a scholarship to attend training seminars and classes that help expand their knowledge, get hands-on experience with advanced technological equipment, and network with other departments from across the country. We are proud to be able to support the courageous men and women that sacrifice their lives for us each day, and providing them with the opportunities to continue their education and training is the least we can to thank them for keeping us all safe.
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Apopka Police Department
Clermont Police Department
University of Central Florida Police Department
One of the many things that Keri loved doing was volunteering at C3 Church here in Orlando. As a part of the children's ministry, Keri loved being able to help kids grow in their faith. THE WEEK is a five day summer program put together by C3 to help middle school and high school-aged students develop personal relationships not only with each other, but also with Jesus. We are honored to be able to continue Keri's work by providing a scholarship for several students to attend THE WEEK each year so that they can get to know Jesus on a personal level and be a part of a truly life changing experience. Visit the C3 Students page to learn more about THE WEEK.
Each year at our Annual Dinner Banquet, we present several awards to deserving individuals and organizations that have a made a significant difference in the life of the Foundation. Each recipient plays an irreplaceable role in their communities, and we are thankful for their dedication and service. Scroll down to see all of our previous winners!
The Keri's Promise Award is given to a deserving individual or organization that actively shares Keri's story with others. By increasing awareness, they are living up to Keri's promise of making a difference and are bringing light to the consequences of drunk, impaired, and distracted driving. Through their efforts to introduce the community to Keri Anne, they are making sure her legacy lives on by saving lives.
Jack Johnson/Flipper's Pizzeria
Ken and Cynthia White
The recipients of the Changing the World Award not only share Keri's story, but they also embody her mission to change the world on a daily basis. By supporting The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation and working with other groups across the country, these individuals and organizations are able to increase the scope of awareness, thereby moving us all forward to end the drunk, impaired, and distracted driving epidemic.
University of Central Florida Police Department
Carl Harms/JAX Impact
The Decisions Award is a scholarship-based award given to local law enforcement officials and/or first responders. The recipients are nominated by the heads of their departments, and have exemplified excellence within their agency and their field. As a thank you for their service and dedication, the Foundation provides the winners with a scholarship to attend classes and seminars that will help them increase their knowledge-base, and provide them with the necessary training and technology that will improve their daily line of work.
Officer Ashley Eller
Deputy Gary Miller
Officer Deb Reasoner
Officer Agustin Gonzalez
This award is very personal to the DeMott Family, and is given to an individual that has personally helped the DeMott Family and the Foundation grow in invaluable ways. Past winners have been catalysts in creating the Foundation, and each day they are personally invested in supporting the DeMott Family and sharing Keri's story with everyone they meet. Without their support, guidance, or friendship, we would not be who we are as an organization.
Lieutenant Kim Montes
Officer Frank Imparato
Trooper William Hitchcock