Scholarships

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. 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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.  

2022 Scholarships

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Joan and Walter Hartman Memorial Scholarship

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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. She often helped out at the church daycare. She watched someone’s children when an emergency arose or simply to bless a family with a need. Walter mowed the grass at church and drove the church van to pick up those who couldn’t drive to church. Walter used his understanding of finances to help many people who needed guidance. Walter and Joan were involved with Jessica and Friends Community and Human Life Services locally and supported many charities both national and worldwide. Both Joan and Walter always had a smile on their face and a kind word for everyone they encountered. They dedicated their lives to loving and serving those around them in community.

This scholarship is created in their memory that it might inspire others to live a life of service.

Andrew W. Nuttall

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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.

Andrew loved to make people laugh and had a wicked sense of humor. He could deliver a one liner with a straight face. We knew something inappropriately hilarious was about to come when he had that twinkle in his eye before he said it. Andrew loved his job. He enjoyed challenges. He planted an acre orchard of apples and pears so he could make hard cider as a hobby. Also, he LOVED tennis and was an incredible player. His tennis skills were the subject of great mirth for his Atlanta based tennis teammates who named many of his special shots “the dropper”, “the no look” and especially “the ripper” where he applied all sorts of unneeded power with his southpaw delivery for the tennis equivalent of shock and awe. He loved to travel with his wife Laura and they went on many adventures around the world.

Mainly, Andrew loved his family. He wanted so desperately to stay. He worried he wouldn’t be remembered. We know it is impossible to forget him or not to grieve the fact he should still be present on this earth with the joy he had for life! We will tell his stories and speak his name as much and as often as we can. The memories keep him “present” here with us. We were all incredibly lucky to have had him in our lives.

This scholarship will keep his memory warm in our hearts.

Terry "Coach" Hollis Tuck

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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.

Terry is survived by his wife, Jaye Masters; his children, Katie (Cody) Chapman and Thad (Rachel) Tuck; his beloved grandsons “The Colester” and “Jack-Jack,” as well as his mother, Chris Allen; brother, Tommy, former wife Nancy, stepson Steve Andrews, and his beloved dogs.

Terry retired from teaching and coaching in 2005, but was still on the sidelines supporting Rabun County High School athletes as they competed across the state. He also used his free time to support and connect with everyone he met. Terry had a great love for music and movies, Werther’s Originals (the mark of a true “PaPa”), buying things in bulk for reasons his family still does not understand, high-octane coffee, Yuenglings, and a daily can of V-8.

He was a University of Georgia graduate and could be found during the fall cheering on the Dawgs and making sure his grandsons did not like those dreaded blue and orange colors. One of his other pride-and-joys was his Porsche 914, which he drove weekly so that it would not become a “static display” (the same reason he gave for exercising constantly).

Terry loved connecting with former students from across the state and beyond and always stayed up to date with the goings-on in their lives. He spent his summers participating in BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia), for which he was constantly training. When it came to his grandsons, though, he had none of that disciplined “wheel power,” taking them to the playground or on bike rides, eating at Zaxby’s, and spoiling them with dirt worm donuts (much to their mother’s chagrin).

Terry loved big and lived big and will be terribly missed by all who knew him (except for the people of Iceland, who are probably still in recovery from some of his colorful comments during their trip).

Pastor Arne M. Walker

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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.

Arne M. Walker is a Lutheran pastor (ELCA) who graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and the Lutheran School of Theology. He started his ministry in 1957 and remains a passionate force in the Lutheran church. In his early ministry, he served parishes in Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin before decades-long durations at Grace Lutheran of Lily Lake (St Charles, IL) and finally at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg, TN. Pastor is also the author of two books detailing his years in ministry: Even I Will Learn To Dance and A Trail Less Hiked available at Amazon.

Pastor Walker’s avocation for 59 years has been volunteer work with male teens who had been removed from their homes by the juvenile court. This time also included 20 years of chaplaincy ministry at Illinois Youth Center (St Charles, IL).

He was an early follower and supporter of Millard and Linda Fuller after reading “Love in the Mortar Joints”. He renamed the teen ministry from Luther League to Koinonia in honor of the Fuller’s work in the mid 70’s and coincidentally modelled his church cycling ministry in a manner very similar to Fuller Center Bike Adventure (sleeping on church floors, stringent cost controls, self-supporting, raising funds for greater good).

As a church pastor, he excelled at developing an active youth ministry in which he challenged the youth to interact with the outside world in order to gain better perspective and empathy. This interaction included trips to inner-city churches of Chicago for multi-cultural exchange and worship. He also involved these youth in his ministry at Illinois Youth Center, having them participate in some rather bruising basketball games with the “residents”.

Pastor also shared his love of the great outdoors with his youth. He regularly led trips to the Canadian Boundary Waters and included church foreign exchange students and residents from the Illinois Youth Correction Center. These trips were challenging events in which the crews left on multi-week excursions from the base camp totally self-supported and often involving significant portages hauling canoes and backpacks multiple miles between lakes (the Grand Portage was nine miles).

An even bigger part of his “outdoor ministry” was sharing his love of cycling. Arne started “Bike Hikes” in the late 60’s, designing them after the three Biblical principles for a Christian church: the Word, Fellowship, and Service. Initial church cycling trips started off with a confirmation class riding their bikes 20 miles round trip to the local community pool but rapidly expanded to include trips to Rockford, IL (Loves Park), Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, Tennessee, a circle around the Great Lakes, and even a six week trip to Europe. All told, these cycling trips covered more than 25,000 miles and raised over $50,000 for charities such as Habitat for Humanity. Former President Jimmy Carter honored his cyclists for raising enough money to buy three lots used during a Chicago build day.

This scholarship has been established by members and former members of the Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake with love and respect for Pastor Walker. He changed our lives and altered our trajectory for the better…we LOVE you Arne!!

In loving memory of

Leslie William Kevehazi

(1959 - 2020)

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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!

Les grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and attended Christ the King grade school and St. Francis de Sales high school. He married his high school sweetheart, Terri, and they have two daughters. While working full-time he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toledo. Les was devoted to his family and had a special bond with each of his grandchildren. Always active in the Catholic Church, he was previously the Treasurer for his Knights of Columbus Council.

Les’ career spanned from the grocery business to the bread business to books. He was very proud of the last 17 years of his career as a Territory Sales Manager with Scholastic Book Fairs. As an avid reader, he had a passion for literacy, learning and helping young children become avid readers. He could carry a conversation on just about any topic and would have you laughing and smiling before the conversation was finished.

In loving memory of

Robert Wyatt Moore

(1956 - 2019)

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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.

Robert also loved to ride his bicycle and used that as an opportunity to mentor new riders. He regularly led the Olde Blind Dog Cycling Club’s “Super Social” (now named the Moore Social Ride) ride and was always full of encouragement and made everyone, especially the new riders, feel welcome and like they belonged. Robert was a cornerstone at the club, he made people feel welcome, took people “under his wing”, always wanted to give back, and was an ambassador for the cycling club.

Robert was born in Spartanburg, SC, and he graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1978. Robert was an accomplished and successful businessman. He served as a board member for several organizations, which included, but were not limited to, Holy Innocents School, Bike Roswell, Olde Blind Dog Cycling Club and Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). He was a member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and was the President of Georgia Association of Private Schools of Exceptional Children at the time of his death.

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