Purpose: Established in memory of J.J. Rains, a speech and debate teacher at Mary Carroll High School for over 25 years. She devoted her life to her children and her students, developing lasting relationships with many students who fondly called her MaMa Rains. J.J. was always willing to unselfishly give whatever she had to help those students and others in need. She may be best remembered by all who knew her as not just a coach, but as someone who tirelessly gave her time, counsel and love to her students and others in an effort to encourage them to better themselves and the world around them.
Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be graduating CCISD high school seniors, with a minimum GPA of 75% on a 100% scale (2.5 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be enrolled full time at any accredited college or university
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and those who participated in HS speech and/or debate classes or activities