Scholarship Program

Jake Offutt

Megan Estey

James Parker Traynor

James Parker Traynor

Kelsey Barry

Kelsey Barry

Legacy Septic & Excavation is proud to offer four scholarships to graduating seniors at Winters Mill High School, Westminster High School, Manchester Valley High School, and Carroll County Career & Technology Center who have shown an interest in the environment.

Our Winters Mill scholarship is in memory of Jake Offutt who passed away from brain cancer following his freshman year of high school. The WMHS Class of 2018 is Jake’s graduating class, and we remember him through this scholarship as well as through the organization that his loved ones have created in his honor,

Our Westminster High School scholarship is in memory of Megan Estey, who passed away from brain cancer in February 2010. Megan is also remembered through “Hope for Megan”

James “Parker” Traynor passed away from an accident in 2020. Parker loved the outdoors, his friends and family. Parker would have graduated from MVHS with the Class of 2023. 

Most recently, we have added for 2024 a scholarship for a graduating Carroll County Career & Technology Center senior in the memory of Kelsey Madison Barry. Kelsey completed the Cosmetology program and would have graduated from Winters Mill High School with the Class of 2019. Kelsey was the ultimate free spirit who was as comfortable in the classroom as on the soccer field. She loved camping with her family and truly never knew a stranger. Kelsey had the ability to make everyone feel special.

Scholarship details and application procedures are available through the Community Foundation of Carroll County website The submission period for applications typically runs between January 1st through March 31st, but can vary year to year. Applicants are required to submit an application including a 200 word essay. Thanks, and Good Luck!

Scholarship Winner 2022

Ryan Kirkpatrick

2021 scholarship winner photo

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for receiving your scholarship. Your support will allow me to reach my college and career goals. Thank you for supporting Carroll County students and for honoring Jake’s memory. I will do my best to honor him and make you proud. 😊 Ryan Kirkpatrick


Scholarship Winner 2021

Katie De Lange

2021 scholarship winner photo

Dear Legacy Septic Scholarship Committee,

Thank you so much for choosing me for the Legacy Septic Scholarship. I truly appreciate it, and I will strive to make you proud of me while attending York College of PA and in my career as an environmental engineer. Your help to achieve my career goal is invaluable and your dedication to the success of the next generation is exemplary. You have set an example that I shall remember when I have my own business someday. Thank you once again for your help and for your belief in my abilities.


Katie de Lange

Scholarship Winner 2020

Payton Steele, Westminster High School

2020 scholarship winner

Scholarship Winners 2019

As we remember Megan Estey and Jake Offutt we congratulate Westminster High School’s Brie Anna Jadra and Winters Mill High School’s Ashley Bobnar! Our appreciation to Joanne Eisenstadt and Joe & Leah Offutt for presenting the awards with amazing eloquence and for sharing the lives of their beautiful children.

2019 scholarship winner photo
2019 scholarship winner photo

Scholarship Winners 2018
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 scholarship winners! Legacy Septic & Excavation has awarded our first $250.00 college scholarships. In this our inaugural year, participating Westminster area high schools include Westminster High School and Winters Mill High School. Westminster High School’s Scholarship was given in memory of Megan Estey, Class of 2011 and was presented by her mother, Joanne Eisenstadt. Winters Mill High School’s Scholarship was given in memory of Jake Offutt, Class of 2018 and was presented by Jake’s parents Joe & Leah Offutt.

The recipients of these scholarships are as follows:

  • Westminster High School, Abigail Bollinger
  • Winters Mill High School, Pieter Heyn




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