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The Brandon K. Sims Memorial Scholarship

To honor Brandon’s devotion to Dillard University and his love for the Illustrious Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., his mother, Dr. Tracy Sims has established the Brandon Kendrell Sims Memorial Scholarship.

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The Brandon K. Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist aspiring senior males, preferably members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., seeking an undergraduate degree from Dillard University.

On July 5, 2016, Brandon Kendrell Sims succumbed to injuries related to a motorcycle accident at the tender age of 33. As you know, Brandon's interest in the sciences was keen and in 2001, he enrolled at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he majored in Pre-Med and Biology. While attending college, Brandon joined the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in 2002. While serving as an undergraduate member of the Sigma chapter at Dillard University, Brandon provided countless hours of community service to the local community in New Orleans.

To honor Brandon's devotion to Dillard University and his love for the Illustrious Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., his mother, Dr. Tracy Sims has established the Brandon Kendrell Sims Memorial Scholarship. Your support of this scholarship will allow an award of $1,000 to be presented annually to a male graduating senior with preference to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., actively pursuing a degree at Dillard University. Awards will be given to the student who best fits all of these requirements.

When you make a gift to the Brandon Kendrell Sims Memorial Scholarship, you'll join Dr. Sims in her mission to keep an extension of Brandon's diligence to education, generosity and humble legacy alive. You can be responsible for transforming highly motivated young, Dillard University men into dynamic leaders of tomorrow.

All donations to the fund are tax-deductible and easy to make online!

Reflections

Brandon was my line brother and his line name was 'Nsane. That really personified how Brandon felt about his family and friends. He was insanely loyal, insanely protective, insanely attentive, and insanely supportive. Brandon's legacy will certainly live on through the goodwill and generosity that this scholarship will provide. ~ Marvis Kilgore, Dillard University, '06

My memory of Brandon is that he was a happy, but peaceful soul. His chivalrous demeanor made me proud to call him my brother. He is truly missed.~Mrs. Angelie D. Wilson, Alpha Beta, Fall '01

Brandon Sims was the type of person that looked out for everyone. He was quick to come to your defense, but he was even more swift to hold you accountable with the expectation that you will do better. Because of the things he helped to teach me, as a brother, I have been able to pass that same knowledge down to brothers who came after us.~ Christopher Stewart, Dillard University, `08