By The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
In September 2010, a group of friends, relatives and family members came together to form the Heather Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund (HBMSF). Loved by many and seen as a positive role model, people in the community wanted to commemorate Heather’s extraordinary life.
The fund honors Heather’s love of God, Christian principles, stewardship, and testimonial for higher education, while acknowledging and celebrating the faith, commitment, belief, and determination she used to achieve her educational goals. Heather embodied the fruits of the spirit.
HBMSF was created to serve students diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease (individuals with Sickle Cell traits are not eligible), students with life threatening diseases, and students with special needs and financial hardships.