CREEC News: CREEC-David Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund

We are proud to announce the formation of the CREEC-David Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund.

A principle amount has been invested with a target to generate $1,200 to $1,500 per year and split equally between 2 deserving youngsters that have been involved with CREEC. The 2 scholarship winners will split the funds available at the end of every school year for their designated and declared, continued education plan, beginning with Class of 2018.

The process: each spring, CREEC kids that are moving past high school and planning any sort of continued education, will submit an essay to the CREEC Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will then review and pass along all qualified applicant’s essays to the surviving family of original co-founder and original Board of Director, David Hicks.

Dave passed away in early October, 2016. He was the guts of CREEC for over 20 years. Dave found it very rewarding to “get dirty” with the kids and watch their progress in life while working with CREEC, over the years. Many did not know that Dave placed a huge value on education, achieving a PHD himself. What better way to remember David Hicks than to invest funds from his CREEC efforts that will, in turn, allow continued education for CREEC youth?

I hope this might motivate some kids to “get involved”. Thank you Dave Hicks for your years of dedication!

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