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Audrey Levine

Scholarship of Excellence 

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The Audrey Levine Scholarship of Excellence is a scholarship dedicated to Audrey Ford Levine, my grandmother, better known to the Port Arthur community as Mrs. Levine or "MOMO". Audrey Levine dedicated her life to giving back as a faithful servant to the community. She was the owner and operator of ET's Daycare and The Ellis Academy of Excellence for over 30 years and raised many generations of families. She also went on to open up a homeless shelter known as the Ellis Hospitality Center, where she fed and clothed the homeless 3 times a day and gave them the resources they needed to not only survive but to thrive in the community. Audrey Levine was a light in everyone's world and will forever be missed. Through this scholarship, her name and legacy will live on and continue to bless individuals as she did in her lifetime. 

The Audrey Levine Scholarship of Excellence is a scholarship that highlights student and community leaders who are proactive in their communities and surrounding areas just as she was. This scholarship is for individuals who strive to make a change and want more for not only themselves but for those around them as well. Lifted with Love Inc. wants to acknowledge those who are pouring into others and helping their causes as well. Audrey Levine was our inspiration and as we continue to carry on her name, we hope to inspire others to continue chasing their dreams, being world/community leaders, and to never give up in the face of adversity. 

Audrey Levine Scholarship of Excellence Application Process:

Part 1-

  1. The candidate must be nominated by a mentor, school leader (teacher, principal, counselor), or a community leader that they have known and worked under for a minimum of  2  years.

  2. Demonstrate leadership or service in their community on a consistent basis (church, politics, service, giving back, etc.) and have proof of service/leadership in the community.

  3. Candidates must be attending or graduating from an accredited high school this academic year OR

  4. Planning to enroll part-time or full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall or spring directly after your graduation from high school (graduates/college students only)

  5. Earning a minimum of a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  6. Once the nomination has been submitted along with a letter of recommendation, the candidate will be contacted and interviewed if selected for the second half of the scholarship application process.

Part 2-

After candidates have been chosen to proceed to the second portion of the application process candidates must provide the information below at the time of their interview.

  1. Their most current high school or college official transcript (sealed or emailed directly to

  2. A 500-1000 word written statement on why you are best fit for this scholarship and how it would help further your initiative or line of work in the community. 

  3. 2 complete evaluation forms from the following options:

  • One evaluation form from a family member or close friend

  • One evaluation form from a current teacher or professor

  • One evaluation form from a community leader


Application Links:

Mailing Address:

Lifted With Love Inc.

ATTN: Taylor C. Bailey

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