Brandon Holiday Memorial Scholarship

38% of $30,000 goal
This campaign ends on January 1 at 12:59AM EST

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The Brandon Holiday Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Freed-Hardeman University that is dedicated to ensuring the legacy of the late Brandon Holiday, or “B-Holla” as he was known to friends. Brandon attended FHU, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and a Master’s in Bible with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. 

Brandon hoped to become a youth minister in the church, but these plans were derailed after he was diagnosed after graduation with an inherited disorder, Ataxia. The disease quickly sapped Brandon’s strength and mobility. He passed away in August of 2021.

B-Holla was a superhero to those who knew him. He had a joy for life and the Lord that was infectious, and his example of persistent service in the face of hardship was and is an example to us all. 

We want to ensure Brandon’s legacy by creating this scholarship at FHU, supporting young men of color who attend Freed-Hardeman University and major in Youth Ministry. We believe the church needs more Brandon Holidays, and we want you to help us make sure we keep Brandon’s legacy alive. 

Who is this scholarship for?

This scholarship is for young men of color who attend FHU and major in Youth Ministry. If such a student is not available for awarding the funding, the funding will then go to a male student of color majoring in Bible. If the first two categories of the award are not met, the award will go to any student majoring in Youth Ministry, Bible, or Missions at FHU during that academic year. 

Where will my money go?

Every penny of your donation will go to support the endowment of the scholarship. FHU pays the processing fee for all donations, so none of your money will go anywhere other than the scholarship. 

The funds will be invested by FHU and used to support the awarding of the scholarship. When we reach $30,000, the scholarship will start awarding to students. Each year, the scholarship will award an amount that is around 5% of the current scholarship balance.  

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Thank you so much,

-The Brandon Holiday Memorial Scholarship Team

July Celebration of Brandon’s Life

Hi everyone! We’re starting our July celebration of Brandon’s life and our campaign to break 50% funding. We’re already up to 38% and over $11,000 so LETS KEEP GOING! 

We challenge EACH of you to make a post today on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #celebratebholla sharing your favorite story or memory about Brandon. Please include a link to the giving campaign as well! ( 

Expect frequent updates this month as we push to break 50% of funding before we mark one year without Brandon in our lives. 

The Scholarship Team

Today by Ryan Malecha
SWAG Contest...Are You In?

Hi folks! To get ready for our July funding drive, we are holding a swag contest to help build an email contact list for the July event. 

For every referral and entry, you make or your friends make, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a mug, tote bag, and sticker. 

You can join the contest and invite friends here:

Thank you!
The Scholarship Team

15 days ago by Ryan Malecha
Brandon Holiday Scholarship Update

86 days ago by Ryan Malecha
A Special Memory from Adam Pope

Today, we’re sharing some memories of Brandon from one of our scholarship team members, Adam Pope. 

We’re at 32% so far with 28 donors and our t-shirt sales. Let’s see if we can’t to 50% by the end of November! 

254 days ago by Ryan Malecha
Have you ever wondered what exactly an endowed scholarship is?

Have you ever wondered what exactly an endowed scholarship is? Watch our newest update to learn how your gift keeps growing when you give to an endowed scholarship like Brandon’s!

277 days ago by Ryan Malecha
A Special Memory from Sam Glover

Today, we’re sharing a memory of Brandon from one of his campers, Sam Glover. 

277 days ago by Ryan Malecha
A Special Memory from Jonathan Cooper

Today, we’re sharing a memory of Brandon from one of his friends at Freed-Hardeman University, Jonathan Cooper. 

281 days ago by Ryan Malecha
A Special Memory from Ashley Rice

Hi everyone! We’re sharing an update this morning with a memory of Brandon from Ashley Rice, a fellow Freed graduate. 

We are now at 8% of our goal. Let’s keep things moving! 

284 days ago by Ryan Malecha
A Special Memory from Jessica Hartle

Hi Everyone, 

Today we’re sharing more memories of Brandon and his impact on our lives. Today’s memory is from one of our sponsors, Jessica Hartle. 

288 days ago by Ryan Malecha
Memories of Brandon from Zack Martin

Thank you so much, everyone! We’re at 7% of our goal with only 14 donors and our t-shirt funding after less than 24 hours! 

You are all amazing! Let’s keep this momentum going! Remember, any gift, any size, helps us get closer to our goal of funding the scholarship. 

We’re going to start sharing memories of Brandon in these updates, and today I’d like to start off with a beautiful remembrance of Brandon by Zack Martin, one of our sponsors. 

290 days ago by Ryan Malecha

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