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MSD Scholarship


Morgan Stephanie Dorneker (MSD)

On April 15, 2020 Morgan Dorneker, Janet and Jerry’s only child, took her life.  If you find yourself struggling with depression and need someone to talk to, we encourage you to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  This call can be a life saver.

Morgan was a vivacious and energetic force with an infectious laugh and loving spirit.  She was bright, creative and beautiful.  Morgan’s curiosity and inquisitiveness was legendary.  Her mastery of Chinese was breathtaking and she enjoyed sharing her talent with others.  Morgan grew up in the Intense gym and embodies what Intense is all about - family.  She was a little sister to all her dad’s teams and the biggest cheerleader of every player and coach.  Morgan played volleyball with intensity and heart.  She radiated positivity on and off the court. 

The MSD Scholarship strives to bring mental health awareness and suicide prevention by creating awareness.  The Intense Volleyball Club sets out to provide a positive supportive environment that will provide an opportunity to give a college scholarship annually to a youth who is the epitome of a positive role model.  Qualities of a role model include, a youth who shows passion and ability to inspire, shows a clear set of values, shows commitment to the community, and shows selflessness and acceptance of others.

At the end of each club season, an Intense Club Member will be awarded a college scholarship.  The recipient  will exemplify  the same loving spirit, kind hearted, and vivacious energy  Morgan shared.  

MSD Scholarship Applicants

Applicants interested in applying for the $1,000 MSD Scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • Current Senior in high school
  • Current Player at Intense Volleyball Club
  • Submit a 500 word essay by May 15th to

Applicants should submit a 500 word minimum essay on the following topic:

Who or what has made a positive impact on you and how will it influence you to make an impact on others.


Individual & Company Donations

Companies or individuals interested in making a financial contribution to the MSD Scholarship click the company link below and enter the amount in which you wish to donate.  Any company that donates $250.00 or more, their company name and/or company logo will be placed on a banner that will be hung in our club gym.

MSD Scholarship Donation Link

Please include your full name or business name in the note box. MSD Scholarship will reach out to you within 3 business days. Thank you!