The Douglas Dean Peeples Memorial Scholarship at Lander University has been fully endowed, thanks to proceeds from a recent bass fishing tournament held at Lake Russell and the contributions of private donors.
The scholarship was established last year by Dean’s parents, R. Douglas “Skeeter” and Jamie Davis Peeples, after their son died June 19, 2020, in a drowning accident at Lake Greenwood. The Peeples, both employed at Lander, want to continue Dean’s legacy of helping others and honor two of his great passions – fishing and wrestling, team sports that he had enjoyed as a high school student.
Scholarships will be awarded annually to members of the University’s fishing and wrestling teams, with the first scholarships scheduled to be announced in this fall.
“The first Douglas Dean Peeples Memorial Scholarship Open Bass Tournament raised the visibility of the scholarship fund and established this tournament as a quality event that bass…