Team Carone scholarships available to Cary-Grove students

CARY – Team Carone, a local support group aiding former Cary-Grove football and baseball player Rick Carone's fight against Stage IV pancreatic cancer, is accepting applications for its Five-Tool Player Scholarship, which will be awarded to one male and one female student-athlete.

Applicants must possess the five tools as defined by the scholarship. Candidates must be a current C-G athlete, must exemplify good character and leadership skills, must be a Christian and active in their church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes group or Young Life, must be a respected student in the classroom and must have a passion for the outdoors.

Applicants must submit an essay stating why they are a good candidate for the award and must have a total of five letters of reference, one for each tool. Applications, along with more information about the scholarship, will be available in the high school counseling office. Candidates will be interviewed by the Team Carone Scholarship Board ,and the two recipients will be awarded the scholarship on honors night.

Carone, who was diagnosed with cancer in May 2013, is planning to raise money for future scholarship recipients at the annual Team Carone fundraiser Oct. 11 in Prairie Grove. More information about Team Carone can be found at