Awards & Memorials
The Julie Inman Courage Awards
Are presented to high school seniors who have fought tremendous obstacles in order to graduate.
Memorial Awards are arranged by family members to honor their loved ones. We administer these awards at their Alma Mater.
For the past 15 years, the Michael Normanly Courage Award has been given annually at Loyola High School. He passed away at a young age from cancer. 2021 the award went to Josh Morales.
The Max Garrick Jr. Courage Award is given to a student who has a love for learning or is going into law. Max was a huge supporter of SupportAbility. In 2020 Andi Garrick chose Jack Tien.
The Michael Motherway Courage Award is four years old and is presented each year at Mater Dei High School. Michael passed away after battling ALS. He is a Mater Dei Alum. Dr. Julia Motherway chose Chase Harvey.
The Jane Noebel Courage Award is given out at Mater Dei High School where Jane’s three children graduated. Jane passed away suddenly from cancer. In 2021 Barry Noebel did not have a recipient.
The Brenda Eastman Courage Award was set up last year by her family. It is given at her alma mater, Santa Ana High School. In 2020 the family chose Kendall Kelley.
The Ryan Eastman Courage Award will be set in 2020. Ryan passed away suddenly at a young age leaving his young son and wife. The award will be at his alma mater, Newport Harbor High School. The first Ryan Eastman Award, given in 2020, went to Kendall McCallaster. It was chosen by the family.
The Dr. Edward Garr Courage Award was set up last year. Dr. Garr’s Award is given out at Mater Dei High School to a student going into the medical field. In 2020 Bunny Garr chose Tiffaney Le.
The Dorey Madrid Courage Award. Is given at Troy High School. Dorey was a much loved English teacher. She battled cancer for four years and lost her fight last year. Our award is given to a cancer victim or survivor. In 2020 SupportAbility chose Jack Tien.
The Laurel Bodine Memorial Courage Award began this year. She passed away from cancer. It went to Cielo Echegoyen. She plans to study medicine at Harvard.
The George Soviak Memorial Courage Award was started by a friend. It was awarded to a Villa Park student, Joshua Guerrero.
To Be Announced
An anonymous donor made this four-year scholarship possible. Two physically disabled students have been awarded $25,000 a year for four years. Both students are so deserving: one having a severe eye disability and the other a rare heart condition. They chose different universities. One chose University of Southern California and the other chose Cal Poly Pomona. A very complete interview process helps the Supportability Board of Directors to choose a recipient.
They are asked to stay in contact with us, send us their grades and transcripts and keep us posted as to their progress. Supportability is able to send them book money per their request.