The R. Wayne “Bubba” Alexander Memorial Scholarship was first established in 1989 to honor a greatly loved and respected son, brother and friend. Until his untimely death at the age of 16 as a result of bacterial spinal meningitis, Bubba lived a life that truly inspired all who knew him. Son of Wayne and Barbara Alexander, and brother to Amy Alexander Carter, he cared deeply for others and always sought to put a smile on everyone’s face. Bubba’s love for life and people was contagious, and his greatest pleasure came from giving to others.
One of the ways that Bubba’s legacy continues is through providing deserving students with recognition and financial assistance for college. Students are selected based on financial need, as well as their ability and desire to achieve academic success despite adversities. They must attend a high school in Lowndes County- the community that Bubba loved so dear. Through making a donation to his memorial scholarship fund, you, too, can honor or memorialize a loved one, while also providing a worthy student the opportunity to pursue his or her education. So far, the scholarship has been awarded for 25 consecutive years. In 2013, nine scholarships were awarded to local high school seniors. With your support, we look forward to selecting the 2014 recipients.