​Hunter Warwick- 2015


“One of the proudest moments of my life was when I heard my name called to be the 2015 recipient of the Connie and Ricky Sparks Memorial Scholarship. This award not only gives me a boost in confidence in myself as I move forward into college, but is also a huge financial help help as I further my education. It is inspiring to me that out of such tragedy can come a blessing to many people before me, and many people after. I am honored to be a member of the Sparks scholarship family, and hope that one day I'll have the opportunity to pay it forward and make the same type of difference in someone else's life”

​Cavon Scott- 2014


"The Sparks scholarship has helped me tremendously! In more ways than one can possibly think of. Not only am I the second recipient in my family, but I am also a proud graduate striving likewise to further my education. Financially this scholarship has worked wonders in paying off a third of my tuition. It is an honor,  more than a privilege, and that of a blessing to be the 2014 Sparks scholarship recipient. Truly a life changing event, as well as a moment in history I will cherish forever and always."

​Shayna Scott- 2012


"The scholarship has truly been a blessing in my life. It has helped provide money for my collegiate education that my parents did not have and I would not have received from elsewhere.  Most important it has provided a life long relationship with the Sparks family. Their support and words of encouragement are always available and much appreciated."

​Brayan Aguirre- 2011


“It has been a long road of ups and downs to be where I am today. I thank God I have been blessed with people that have been put in my path to help me with studies and other needs. Thank you for all your support.”