In 2020, moved by his personal experiences participating in the rides, veteran Bike Adventure rider Mark Murphy approached us with a novel idea: creating a scholarship fund that would help more people get their first taste of our rides and raise up future leaders. We said, “Great!”
Each scholarship is funded by donors to help new riders meet their fundraising requirement.
When you apply for a scholarship, you may request a certain dollar level (i.e. $500, $1,000, etc.) or a percentage of the requirement (i.e. 25%, 50%). Note that we will not award more than 50% of the requirement.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so it is best to apply early.
- First-time rider
- Must earn the scholarship by matching it — raising at least 50% of the requirement for the ride/length they are joining. Your match must be majority fundraised, not self-paid by yourself or someone within your household.
Ideal candidates meet one or more of the following:
- Age 26 and under
- Previous involvement with Fuller Center or other like-minded organizations
- In need of fundraising assistance
- An ideal rider (attitude, interests, athletic aptitude)
Preference is given to riders who intend to participate in an entire ride rather than segments of one.
All first-time Fuller Center Bike Adventure riders are welcome to apply for a scholarship here. Finalists will be contacted for a brief video interview.
Your application is for all scholarships — no need to complete a separate application for each one.
Scholarships are created and funded through donations. Since scholarship funds are spent down over time, new donations help to keep them going. You may donate to any of the scholarship funds below, or send a check (instructions here) by adding the scholarship name in the memo section.
Each scholarship is named in honor of someone.
Yes! With a gift of $500 or more a potential scholarship will be listed here, and once it reaches $2,000 or more it becomes an official scholarship for that year’s rides. The scholarship fund maybe named for you or someone you choose, subject to FCBA approval. Not only will a scholarship help to introduce someone to the FCBA family, it will help a family have a decent home in which to live.
The official scholarships will be honored through inclusion on our website, jerseys (if funds received before Feb. 20), trailer and in other ways.
Funds raised through a scholarship will not count towards a rider’s requirement, but the founder of that scholarship fund will receive credit towards their all-time totals.
Joan and Walter Hartman Memorial Scholarship
Walter and Joan Hartman will always be remembered as loving parents with big hearts. Joan passed away in 2016 and Walter passed away this year. After raising 5 children of their own, their hearts still had enough love left to foster, and go on to adopt, 4 children. Two of these children have special needs and nobody else wanted them, yet they welcomed with open arms.
They lived their lives in service to others. Joan always loved children and became like another grandma to many of the children she cared for.
Andrew W. Nuttall Scholarship
Andrew was a much beloved tennis player, father, husband, son, neighbor, Green Bay Packer & Wisconsin Badger fan, jokester, and friend. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1960 and attended University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh earning a BBA in Finance going on to earn an MBA at Georgia State University. Andrew had executive leadership positions with notable firms such as Georgia Pacific, Kellogg’s, and finally as Vice President of Customer Marketing at Tree Top, Inc. He passed away peacefully in December of 2019, surrounded by his family.
Terry Hollis Tuck Scholarship
Terry “Coach” Hollis Tuck, 71, of Clayton, Ga., took his last bicycle ride on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
He was an avid cyclist, a devoted husband, father, and PaPa, and friend, cheerleader, and coach to everyone he met. Terry loved connecting and sharing all of his loves with everyone he met through pictures, support, and frequent Facebook posts.
Pastor Arne M. Walker Scholarship
Pastor Walker is a passionate Lutheran confessing Christian who has dedicated his life to his congregations. Pastor Walker imbued his youth groups with love for Christ and adventure frequently taking them on primitive explorations of the Canadian boundary waters or on long-distance cycling. He incorporated many of the same Christ centered principals (Word, Fellowship, and Service) that FCBA would later also use. Pastor was an early supporter of Millard and Linda Fuller, renaming our youth group Koinonia in their honor.
Leslie William Kevehazi Scholarship
Les and his wife Terri started riding bicycles with friends from church to support charities in their community in 2013. They were embraced by the cycling community and soon became avid cyclists, completing long bike rides at any opportunity, including RAGBRAI in 2019. Les believed there was no other bond like the bond you had with cycling friends. In the cycling community, you watch, care for and protect the person riding next to you because both of your lives depend on it when you are on the road. That bond continues off the bike and into the community. Caring for others while enjoying yourself is an amazing joy to experience!
Robert Wyatt Moore Scholarship
Robert had a passion for life, most notably for helping kids with unique needs become successful in life, as well as a strong passion for riding a bicycle and mentoring new cyclists.
He dedicated his life to supporting children, spending over 22 years as Headmaster of Mills Springs Academy. He always inspired others to be better than they ever thought possible, and he had a very special connection with teachers, parents, and students.