Mr. Walter H. Scott, Sr. was a native of Summerville, Georgia and a long time resident of LaGrange, Georgia. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree form Fort Valley State University. He furthered his education by receiving his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Georgia in 1976. He gave 30 years of service to Troup County School System prior to his death by cancer in 1996. He influenced the lives of many students where he held the position of teacher, physical education coordinator, athletic events supervisor, official, umpire, and football, basketball, and baseball coach. Coach Scott won the Region in baseball in 1974.
Mr. Scott was an active member of First Baptist Church on Fannin Street where he served as deacon for several years. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Fort Valley State University Alumni Association, Georgia High School Officials Association, LaGrange Sports Authority, Troup County Parks and Recreation Commission, Youth Baseball Board, American Heart Association, and Georgia Educators Association. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Elizabeth Scott. They had three children Nina L. Scott-Gilbert, Wanda L. Scott, and Walter H. Scott, II.
The Walter H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund is under the auspices of Family and Children's Educational Services, Inc.. The scholarship fund was founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Scott. Walter and Elizabeth were educators in Troup County School System for 30 years. WHSMSF was created to financially assist student-athletes with scholarships. In addition, WHSMF provides positive guidance and encouragement through mentoring and community outreach programs. In reaching our endeavors, the Board of Trustees along with local businesses and individuals, we are committed to providing scholarships and services to students in Troup County School System, in efforts to assist them in being successful and productive citizens.
Coach Scott's Bio
The Walter H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.
"Upholding the Legacy and Influencing Lives through Scholarships and Services"
Family and Children's Educational Services, Inc.