David DeLay Scholarship
The mission of the David DeLay Scholarship is to reflect the values and emphasis on education, truth, courage, hard work, teamwork, inclusion of and opportunity for all, the importance of maintaining one's positive attitude and belief in one's abilities to accomplish anything in life.
The Scholarship Committee will select worthy students from all over to assist and in other ways to be able to continue their education. To be considered, students must have demonstrated a desire to succeed, have participated in high school sports, FFA and or band for at least 2 years.
Our goal is to choose students that have the valued and important and that there are no limits to what they can achieve in their lives if they put their mind to it.
It is hoped that in some small way the Fund can have a positive impact in these students that are graduating or furthering their educations. Those students who receive benefit from the Fund will be encouraged to find ways to give back to their community, student, tutoring, leadership, a sports league, or just being there for someone in need of a friendship or encourage others to live by the same principles that were so fundamentally important to David DeLay..
In June 2012 my son David Allen DeLay passed away, he was a graduate from Magazine High School in 2010 with honors; continued his education at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith for nursing with plans of becoming an Anesthesiologist. David played sports through high school and continued his love for sports by playing in leagues as well as coaching little league. He was a true inspiration to his friends and family, working full time while attending college. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him will forever hold him in their hearts. Rodney and I have chosen to carry out his wish with helping our youth and assisting young men and women further to their education by giving a scholarship in honor of his memory and name David Allen DeLay. We couldn't be more proud of all his accomplishments love and miss him dearly. Forever in our hearts