The Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship

The Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship


Jonathan Sanchez: The Entrepreneur / Visionary / Innovator / Leader

The Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship honors the life of my dear friend and former student, Jonathan Sanchez. Jonathan believed in giving back. This generous partial scholarship celebrates his life by paying forward his generosity while helping out his family a little along the way.

Jonathan believed in this program, what it did for him, and what it could do for others. I believed in Jonathan and what he was doing for the world. Unfortunately, his life was cut short. However, that does not mean that his vision of community and organizational improvement cannot be continued. However, as he would say, “that will require more leaders.”

Jonathan had a major impact on my life, and I was excited about what he wanted to do for his community and the world. Anyone who knew him misses him. Now, I get to honor him and help keep his memory alive by providing greater access to a program he had come to love.

Jonathan passed away on January 20, 2022, at the age of 40, leaving to mourn family and friends. Jonathan is survived by his wife of 12 years, Bonnie Sanchez, and his sons, Sawyer and Logan Sanchez. If you would like to help Bonnie and the kids, I would highly encourage you to donate whatever you can spare to their family’s GoFundMe.

Thank you!

"David is a true leader with vision and thought that is truly mind-blowing. Couldn't recommend him more!."
Jonathan Sanchez, MMIS, CMMC-RP

About the Scholarship

The Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship is awarded to 3 students each year. Additional scholarships may be awarded depending on demand.

Application Start Date: Open

Application Deadline: N/A

To apply, please send one email to grassfireindustries@gmail.com with all the attached:

Email Heading: Jonathan Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Application

In the body of the email:

  1. First and Last Name, Organization (if any), Address, Phone Number, Email Address
  2. A short student bio about yourself.
  3. A 500-750 Essay (2 Options):
  • Option 1: What does leadership mean to you, and if you are awarded the scholarship, what you plan on doing with your newly acquired leadership skills to help others?
  • Option 2: Describe someone in your life who has died and impacted your life. Discuss how this person was a leader in your eyes and how you honor their memory.

Only one application per student.

Only students who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible.

This is a partial scholarship that is applied during enrollment. The scholarship is applied to the total purchase price of the LEIP program only. A portion of the enrollment price will be given to the family.

Void where prohibited.

All applications become the property of GrassFire Industries LLC.

The winner will be chosen by the owner of GrassFire Industries LLC.

To enter, you must submit your application via email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


While it is not required, it is requested that a small donation be paid to the family’s GoFundMe.