Howard Walls Jr. Memorial Scholarship
In less than 24 hours, the Embry-Riddle community raised $3,000 to fund a term scholarship in Howard's name. THANK YOU. This ensures that an Embry-Riddle Track & Field student-athlete will receive a scholarship for each of the next 3 years.
We are overwhelmed by your generosity.
By building on this momentum, we can reach the endowed memorial scholarship level of $25,000. An endowment ensures that Embry-Riddle Athletics can award a scholarship in Howard's name forever.
Howard Walls, Jr. competed for Embry-Riddle's track and field team from 2006 to 2010 and graduated from the program as the most successful and decorated hurdler in Eagle history.
Tragically, Walls died in a motorcycle accident in March 2018. This project will fund a memorial scholarship in his name.
In his freshman campaign, Walls became the first Embry-Riddle Men's Track and Field student-athlete to earn All-America honors with his fifth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the NAIA Indoor National Championships. He repeated as an All-American in that event in 2008 and 2009, setting the Embry-Riddle record of 8.08 seconds in a third-place finish in his senior year. Walls also achieved All-American status in the 110-meter hurdles after finishing fifth at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in 2010.
He set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles of 14.11 seconds in 2008. That mark still stands as an Embry-Riddle best. Selected as team captain, Walls led the Blue and Gold to its first conference championship and led the Eagles to four conference titles overall in his career. After exhausting his eligibility, Walls remained involved with the Embry-Riddle Track & Field program as a graduate assistant coach, working primarily with the hurdlers. He helped Breanna Goring, Alex Dori and Crystal Bardge hit national championship qualifying marks, and played a role in Bardge winning national titles in both the indoor 60-meter hurdles and the 100-meter outdoor hurdles.
Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Walls earned his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Science in 2010 and completed his masters degree in Aviation in 2012. He was the Director of Quality, Compliance and Safety-Stations at Allegiant Airlines at the time of his passing.
If this crowdfunding campaign does not raise the minimum of $3,000 to create a named scholarship, the monies will be transferred to an existing term scholarship with similar criteria.