The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for student-athletes of Oak Hill High School. Both male and female students who meet the following requirements may apply and will be considered.
Applicant must be/have:
1. A multi-sport athlete participating in two or more sports unless medically unable to participate
2. Participated in two or more sports during his or her senior year to be eligible for this scholarship unless medically unable to participate
3. Actively participating in extra-curricular school activities during high school
4. Actively participating in the Oak Hill chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization could be a contributing factor in choosing the recipient; however it is not a requirement,
5. Be a student-athlete with strong character qualities that have been displayed throughout his or her high school career.
6. No major disciplinary actions against him or her during his or her high school career both as a student as well as an athlete.
7. Intending to be a full-time student.
It is preferred, but not required, that the applicant be attending an Indiana college or university.
Applicant must include a resume and a character recommendation from an Oak Hill head coach that he/she has played for.
The fund was started as a way to provide student-athletes at Oak Hill High School with scholarships. Its purpose is to help students pursue a college education and to encourage them to finish their degree.
Jim Law was the head football coach at Oak Hill from 1963 to 1982 until he accepted the head football coaching position at Taylor University from 1982 to 1990.
During his time at Oak Hill, he compiled a record of 127-54-2. His 1969 and 1970 teams went undefeated and in 1970 they were ranked the #1 defense in the state of Indiana. He helped to start Oak Hill’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter in 1968 which at one time was the fourth largest in the nation. Coach Law turned Taylor’s program around compiling a winning record of 41-34-2.
Jim was inducted into the Taylor University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, selected Grant County Football Coach of the Century 2000, and inducted to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
Jim Law has received many honors for his accomplishments in coaching, but for him, honors are not what it is about. “I loved working with the kids, helping them to achieve at a level of excellence they never even dreamed,” said Jim Law.
Coach Law tried to instill into his athletes an extremely disciplined work ethic that would last later into their lives. “I hope I made an impact as a Christian coach,” said Law. “I wanted them to see me in that light to influence them.”
“I was one of the lucky ones that never had to work a day in my life,” said Law. “Because I loved what I did.”
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