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.