Barber Gibbs Dream memorial scholarship!
All donations will be used towards the memorial foundation to assist with young adults in need of financial assistance to pursue their educational dreams. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at any Huntington Bank. Inform the teller that you would like to donate to "Barber Gibbs Memorial Fund". They will deposit your donation and all Huntington donations are matched. You can also donate through this page under the donate now link or cash app $barbergibbsdream
Barber Gibbs Dream Memorial Scholarship is created in memory of DeVaughn Gibson affectionately known as Barber Gibb. Gibb was a 23 year old young man who was tragically killed attending a 2019 New Year Eve party. He was a passionate and inspiring young man who would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He cared about others so compassionately that even in death he will continue to lend a helping hand. All those who personally knew Barb Gibb knew he had an immense love for being a licensed barber. He practiced his trade daily, up until the day of his untimely death. Remembering how much he loved his career and how much enjoyment he received from serving his community has brought peace and comfort to his loved ones, including friends and clients.
In his short 23 years on earth, he accomplished and succeeded in many academic endeavors such as completing barber school, maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Tri-C where he studied business management and even enrolling in truck driving school. He was a young man with many dreams and each dream included a plan to make his community a better place to reside. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to prevent another violent death in our community. We believe education is the foundation of change. If we change a persons thinking by providing opportunity for them to accomplish their dreams positively, then my son did not die in vain. We are advocates for change and our primary goal is to save communities one person at a time.
In honor of Barb Gibbs memory this non profit scholarship has been created for young adults 18-26 years of age needing assistance in pursuing their academic dream. The applicant must be enrolled in a vocational technical school or a higher education undergrad program. An essay must be completed which will include a one page paper detailing the applicants plans to make an impact in their community once they accomplish their dream. The selected winner(s) will receive an award and a check up to $2,000.00 made out to the applicants attending school. **** Please remember check our website for the most current fundraising events , community give back events and our Gibbs Giveaway information . This information is listed under fundraiser/ community event link .
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We appreciate all support, prayers and donations. All proceeds are allocated solely for Barber Gibbs Dream Memorial Scholarship.
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