Fallen Riders Scholarship

Each year, B.U.D.'S Foundation presents scholarships in memory of Fallen Riders. Some recipients may be children of Fallen Riders while others were nominated within the community. Such scholarships are the Jackson-Williams Scholarship in memory of two former Shaw University students De’Andre Jackson affectionately known as “Kuntry” and Bryant Williams affectionately known as "Big Worm".  The Cochran-Kent Scholarship, in memory of fallen riders Alvin Cochran and Bernard Kent. And our third scholarship is the Cox-Davis Scholarship named after fallen riders Roland Cox and Nathaniel Davis III. In 2019, we also introduced the Morris Scholarship. These scholarships are opportunities for undergraduate students while promoting diversity and assist students across all program areas.

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship:

This scholarship for a Shaw University student is by nomination of the Shaw University’s faculty/staff. Applicants must be a full-time, traditional student at Shaw University, graduating the following school year. 

The Cochran-Kent; Cox-Davis Scholarships, and 

Arnie "Serious One" Morris Scholarships: 

These scholarships are for children of fallen riders or applicants within the community at large who are high school seniors or college students who submit the application requirements to the B.U.D.’S Foundation Children of Fallen Riders Fund. The Board makes a vote and the notifies the winning recipient(s). The B.U.D.’S Foundation is on a mission to provide college scholarships, endowments and educational counseling to children who have lost a parent through an illness, a non-fault accident or incident. B.U.D.’S Foundation believes that is honoring the memory of these fallen men and women by contributing to the future of those they loved – their children. 

Since 2014, B.U.D.’S Foundation has provided over $5,000.00 in total assistance to students. Since many students are in school because of government assistance programs that unfortunately do not cover the full cost of tuition, B.U.D.’S Foundation strives to bridge the funding gap between government assistance and the cost of a four-year degree. In addition to scholarships financial assistance, many surviving children are also comforted to receive emotional support from B.U.D.’S Foundation Children of Fallen Riders Christmas Fund by receiving some of their Christmas Wish List Items in memory of their fallen or seriously injured out of work parent.

Below you will see some of the scholarship recipients:

Christopher Artis

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone

Christopher Artis


2015-2016 Recipient of 

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship

Alphonso Boone

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone

Christopher Artis


2016-2017 Recipient of 

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone


2017-2018 Recipient of 

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship

Morghan Robinson

Diamond Felice Jones

Zachariah Bishop Sanders-Featherstone


2018-2019 Recipient of 

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship

Diamond Felice Jones

Diamond Felice Jones

Diamond Felice Jones


2018-2019 Recipient of 

The Cochran-Kent Scholarship

marvin cannon

Diamond Felice Jones

Diamond Felice Jones


2019-2020 Recipient of 

The Jackson-Williams Scholarship

Non-Discrimination Policy For Scholarships

B.U.D.’S Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of any applicable protected classification including, but not limited to, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities and operations include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing/removal of volunteer staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, advertising for available scholarships, selection of scholarship recipients, and the provision of related services. B.U.D.’S Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of the riding community, the community-at-large, its staff, volunteers, vendors, applicants, and scholarship recipients.



Scholarship Criteria for The Fallen Riders Scholarship Fund


The B.U.D.’S Foundation Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to college-seniors and college bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an express interest in pursuing a higher education. 


The students eligible for assistance must be college juniors or seniors or graduating high school seniors who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Consideration will be given to Academic Achievement, Character, Leadership, Service, and Financial need and the student’s community service record. Students should submit a scholarship application on the form provided by the B.U.D.’S Foundation along with a 1-2 minute video on Leadership and Service.


Scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and disbursed in September and February. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain no lower than a 3.0 grade-point average (or equivalent). 


Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $500 annually to be paid in one installment. 


The application deadline is August 1st. The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted. The B.U.D.’S Foundation uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries. 

Renewal process:

This scholarship is not renewable. Previous scholarship recipients cannot re-apply. 

Please submit applications by August 1st to:


Attn: Fallen Riders Scholarship Fund

PO Box 1743

Wilson NC 27894

Fax: 919-762-7519