THREE OAKS — David Hicks of Three Oaks, who died Feb. 10 at the age of 17, will not be forgotten.
His family will give out a scholarship in May in his name through the David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts at the Berrien Community Foundation, states a press release
Hicks, the brother of radio personality Zack East from Mid-West Family Broadcasting, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma, when he was 13.
The scholarship was set up to help students pursue their passion for performing, visual or graphic arts. The deadline to apply for the $1,000 scholarship is March 17.
It is open to all Berrien County graduating seniors and can be used for tuition, books and fees at a U.S. college or a vocational schools.
“This scholarship just made sense to us,” East stated. “David always thought about other people first. He never thought about himself. He was excited to think of being able to give this to someone else … And for us, it is like we get to send him to college.”
The application is available at www.berriencommunity.org/scholar.
The original GoFundMe effort provided enough to cover Hicks’ final expenses and to launch the scholarship. The family hopes to raise more money through the Berrien Community Foundation to permanently endow the scholarship.