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 Delbert Bavier’ Madison II Scholarship 

     On July 14, 2020 at the age of twenty-five, Delbert B. Madison II succumbed to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed with Duchenne at the early age of six. As a child he did not quite understand the severity of this disease until later in age when he started losing his ability to do certain everyday tasks, such as walking, feeding, and grooming himself, which many people tend to take for granted. 

     Despite his inability to do tasks in a normal manner, he never stopped trying to enjoy life and never complained but just made the adjustments mentally and physically. Under no circumstances, Delbert wanted sympathy or to be treated differently than his peers. With self-determination, he graduated from high school with honors and received a standing ovation as he rolled across the stage in his wheelchair to receive his high school diploma.

     Delbert’s spirit was infectious. He was perceived as a hero to many who came to know him regardless of their age. To honor Delbert’s memory, a yearly scholarship will be presented to a well-deserving high school senior who will attend college.

To be considered for the Delbert Bavier’ Madison II Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Submission of a complete application emailed to 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher with transcript attached 

  • Two recommendation letters from an academic teacher, counselor, or principal at current high school 

  • Proof of admission and enrollment as a degree seeking student to a public or private college/ university (Funds made payable to applicable college/university.) 

  • Essay of 250 words or more in which you describe your goals/ aspirations, discuss the challenges or adversities faced in your life, and explain why you should be deserving of this scholarship. 


NOTE: Applicants will only be considered if all above criteria is met by deadline. 

Browse the website to read Delbert’s story. 

Deadline for application

April 1st

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