The Jameson 5K at Southwestern benefits the Jaysn Flynn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southwestern University. Jaysn graduated from Southwestern University in 1990 and died in a scuba diving accident in 1991. Soon after his death, family and friends established the Scholarship in his memory. Jaysn loved making people laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid runner, which is why the Fun Run is an excellent way to preserve his memory and raise money for his named scholarship. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student in good standing, majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry or physics), who requires financial assistance in order to attend Southwestern.
Over the past nineteen years, the Jameson 5K has been able to donate over $171,150 to the scholarship fund thanks entirely to the support of run participants and the grace of the many wonderful sponsors who support us.
Get involved with the scholarship fund
Would you like to make a difference in the academic life of a promising young student by making a donation to the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund? There are 3 ways to donate:
- Donate directly to the Fund by using Southwestern’s link to online donations (make sure to designate the gift for the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund in the box under For Southwestern and Other Designation). Get started by clicking here.
- Donate directly to the Scholarship Fund by mailing your donation directly to the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Kenda Evans, 4301 Stillbrooke Drive, Houston, TX 77035. Please make checks payable to Southwestern University.
- Click on the “Fundraise” Button on the registration site: https://www.raceentry.com/jameson-5k-at-southwestern/race-information