Kylie Marie Heise Scholarship

Kylie Marie Heise Scholarship

The Kylie Marie Heise Memorial Scholarship is awarded by June 5 annually, which marks Kylie Marie's birthday. Kylie Marie, who passed away on October 16, 2009, as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, was the daughter of Kyle Heise and niece of Kevin Heise - two of the founders and integral members of CRFC in 1993.

A monetary scholarship along with a certifcate is awarded to a graduated boys and girls senior soccer player who has played with CRFC. In addition, a donation to a charity will be made during the month of June. This year's charity is in Memory of Lee Branham, who passed away May 22, 2020. Lee served as an Assistant Coach for the Swansea High School girls soccer program and one of his three daughters previously played with Congaree Rapid FC.

Past Kylie Marie Heise Memorial Scholarship recipients include:

Brookland-Cayce High School (Cayce, S.C.)

  • 2010 - Katie Busbee, William Flores
  • 2011 - Jennifer Merritt, Ryan Bristow
  • 2012 - Noel McDaniel, Jalin Butler
  • 2013 - Kacee Merritt, Scottie Newman
  • 2014 - Helena Walters, Aaron Davis
  • 2015 - Kathryn Greer, Caleb Kussro
  • 2016 - Rebekah McGee, Ivan Vasquez
  • 2017 - Elizabeth McGee, Horace Harling

Gray Collegiate Academy (West Columbia, S.C.)

  • 2018 - Brisi Islas-Jiminez, Noah Davis
  • 2019 - Madeline McKeown, Jordan McKim
  • 2020 - Emily Kussro, Mitchell Stevens

To make a donation to the KMHMS, please make checks payable to:

Congaree Rapid FC
c/o: KMHMS
P.O. Box 2135
West Columbia, SC 29171-235