We are pleased to offer an annual scholarship in remembrance of Ann M. DuBose (1944-2011),
mother of our founder Jim DuBose.
Ann was born in New York to James and Jean Riley. Sadly, James, a P-38 pilot in WWII, was killed in action just weeks before her birth. But Jean persevered and raised Ann primarily thereafter in Richmond, Virginia.
Ann and Jean were both women of great resolve and strength.
Love of nature and love of animals were two of the many hallmarks of Ann's life. And in the case of the latter she was well known to seek the company of and even a cuddle from dogs (her favorite), cats, ducks, ponies, horses, and even monkeys to name a few.
While raised on the East Coast, Ann spent much of her adult life in the West and Midwest and it was there that her thirst for travel and adventure was honed.
But most of all she loved her family and her family loved her. She made being an active part of the lives of her grandchildren a priority.
Ann was a fighter and bravely battled Leukemia for years, many of which were good and beyond her original prognosis. And while her body left this earth too soon, her spirit lives on in many ways including through this remembrance scholarship.
The successful award candidate(s) with need will embody Ann’s spirit in many of the following important ways:
– Strength and sticktoitiveness
– Independent thinking
– Love of life, travel, and adventure
– Family first