Daron’s family has chosen to honor his memory, and the potential he was not allowed to achieve, by establishing the Daron Malik Jae Simpson Memorial Scholarship at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), in Utica and Rome, New York. Their sincere desire is to help other children like Daron. Toward this goal, the scholarship bearing his name has been designated for deserving single mothers, to assist them in building a better life for themselves and their children through education.
Every child deserves an opportunity in life, an opportunity to grow safely to adulthood, to be nurtured and nourished in spirit, mind and body. And to lead a complete, fulfilling life. While Daron was denied that opportunity, this scholarship in his name is intended to provide that opportunity to others like him. It is a way to bring something good from tragedy.
How to Apply: Scholarship applications and information are available from
the Mohawk Valley Community College Office of Institutional Advancement,
1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501, telephone (315) 792-5526.