Ross was a career educator. Positively impacting the lives of children began at an early age for Ross. As a child, Ross was influenced by his mother, a residential social worker, who ran a home for at-risk children in Edinburgh Scotland. Throughout his life, Ross was always connected to education from coaching at the collegiate level to finding his passion for teaching middle school students, to making a difference as a middle school vice principal, to coordinating many special education services throughout the district. Ross always had a special heart for special education students and loved his educational career. This scholarship continues Ross’s passion by supporting individuals pursuing education for a career in special education.