Pictured in the first photo is Fort Payne, AL native, Megan Terrell, a pre-pharmacy major at the University of Alabama Birmingham, with Trail of Tears Remembrance Association president, Jim Dunn, and Trail of Tears ride leader and originator Bill Cason. The Alabama scholarship is one of four scholarships to be awarded by the Association this year. Pictured in the second photo from left to right is Trail of Tears Remembrance Association Vice-president, Perry White, Association President, Jim Dunn, Principal Chief Hicks, Eastern Band Cherokee, and Trail of Tears ride leader and originator Bill Cason. The Eastern Band scholarship is One of three scholarships to be awarded by the Association to Eastern Band Cherokee in the past three years. The first was awarded this year was to the Muscogee Creek Nation on September 21, 2009 when the ride arrived in Okmulgee, OK. One additional award will take place later this year to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The organization is pleased to continue the award of the scholarships and hope that Additional scholarships can be added each year. All funds for the scholarship program are
raised through the sale of official Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride merchandise and sponsor donations. Application for the scholarship can be obtained on
the Trail of Tears Remembrance Association web site. Applicants must prove Native American heritage to qualify for a scholarship.
For more information visit www.trailoftears-remembrance.org or call toll free