New scholarship honors life of Berrien County Teen

Published: Feb. 25, 2017 at 7:39 AM EST
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A scholarship has been created in honor of a Berrien County teen who died after a battle with Cancer.

His family and friends have worked to help his name live on through The David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts on Tuesday. The scholarship will help students in Berrien County who wants to pursue a career in visual, performing or graphic arts.

David Hicks was 13-years-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. He beat the cancer, but it returned at the age of 16.

At the age of 17 on February 10th, David lost his battle. He loved wrestling, video games and anything related to superheroes.

Zack East, David's brother, joined Maria Catanzarite on 16 Saturday Morning to tell us how you can apply for the scholarship.

Graduating seniors from Berrien County can apply. Students can apply at