Sadly, Bradley J. Hope was taken from this world on the 8th day of December, 2019. He was only 16, and had just completed his Year 10 Certificate in Australia, and was about to embark on his senior studies.
His Father, Mr Troy Hope, decided on behalf of the Hope Family, to perpetuate Brad’s memory by upholding the very principles he espoused in his short life: his kindness, generosity, standing up for others, and sharing the little he has. Through the Cyfed-Bradley Hope (CBH) Undergraduate Scholarship Awards, the Troy Family will give yearly scholarships to first year undergraduate students in Nigerian tertiary institutions who are indigenes of Anambra State of Nigeria. Recipients of the Award will have the opportunity to renew it annually until their graduation, subject to academic performances and good character.
The Hope Family started by making a small but significant donation to the OCI Foundation on December 27th, 2019, less than 3 weeks after Brad’s passing. Applications for this Scholarship will commence with the OCI Foundation’s already-existing annual Cyfed Undergraduate Scholarships, which starts on February the 22nd and end on April the 26th, every year.
Bradley John Hope, from wherever he is, would surely be experiencing great joy from touching the lives of others, including youngsters that he never met, from a country he never traveled to. He would be pleased to be lifting the lives of those who were not as economically privileged as he was, and give them a chance to experience the life he enjoyed, but did not have the privilege to live for too long.