David was the personification of a true student-athlete. He achieved basketball success at every level; winning the 12-U Elks Hoop Shoot State Championship, earning All-State honors in high school, and playing at the highest level collegiately at Detroit Mercy. More importantly, David had an equal amount of success in the classroom. He maintained high academic standards throughout high school and college. He was regularly named to the Dean’s list at UDM and completed his Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems in 2007. Finally, David maintained a strong sense of community after his collegiate career was complete. His work through B&D Basketball camps and coaching touched the lives of countless individuals.
For 2018, The David Barns Scholarship will be awarding a scholarship to both a male and female high school senior that best represents David’s athletic prowess, academic excellence, and commitment to the community. The scholarship will provide $2,500 of financial assistance for college tuition. Additionally, the scholarship is eligible for renewal for three years, assuming good academic standing, continued community involvement, and a service commitment to the Foundation.
*Eligible high school seniors must attend school in Genesee, Lapeer, Oakland, or Macomb counties in Michigan.
The 2018 application period is now closed. The scholarship finalists will be contacted directly.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this year’s scholarships!