David Scott Brooker Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Family and Friends of David Brooker

Established: 1993

David Scott Brooker's desire was for students to become light and salt in the marketplace; always placing people and their needs first.  It is in this spirit that the family and friends of David Scott Brooker created this scholarship.  He believed a compassion for excellence and steadfastness in all one does was as important as marketplace success.  David attended Siloam Springs High School and then worked his way through JBU as a radio announcer and Sports Information Director for JBU.  He graduated magna cum laude in 1980, completing degrees in radio/TV Broadcasting and English. It was at JBU that he met his wife, fellow student Amy Garber Brooker.  He also played intramural basketball and city league basketball all 4 years.

David began his career in marketing for Long John Silver's the summer he graduated from JBU and worked his way up the corporate ladder in a relatively short period of time.  At the age of 31, he was made a vice president in the Kentucky Fried Chicken division of Pepsico in Louisville, Kentucky.  In 1992, he returned to Siloam Springs as a marketing consultant for Outreach Publications and the Campaign Manager for Mike Huckabee in Huckabee’s US Senate race.

That spring, David was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors.  All his personal and professional achievements paled in comparison to the passion and spirit with which David confronted death--his greatest challenge.  David’s favorite Bible verse was I Peter 5:6.