B.U.D.'S FOUNDATION Fallen Riders Scholarships
Each year, B.U.D.'S Foundation presents scholarships in memory of all fallen riders. Some recipients may be children of Fallen Riders while others were nominated within the community.
The following scholarships are awarded each year
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.
The Arnie "Serious One" Morris Scholarship
These scholarships are for children of fallen riders or applicants within the community at large who are high school seniors or college students.
The Godfather Scholarship
The Godfather's Scholarship in Memory of Lewis Clark" will be open to a student from Gretna, VA. Since Lewis Clark aka Godfather was not only one the Greatest Ambassador for B.U.D.'S FOUNDATION but of course, he was a true advocate for motorcycle awareness and safety.
These scholarships are for children of fallen riders or applicants within the community at large who are high school seniors /college-bound students. The B.U.D.'S Foundation is on a mission to provide college scholarships to children who have lost a parent through an illness, a non-fault accident or incident. B.U.D.'S Foundation believes in honoring the memory of these fallen men and women by contributing to the future of those they loved - the children.
Since 2014, B.U.D.'S Foundation has provided over $15,000.00 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.
Past 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 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 2.5 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.
This scholarship is not renewable. Previous scholarship recipients cannot re-apply.
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.