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2022 Nomination Form

Do you know a student that exemplifies the same amazing qualities as David Marcus?


A little about David:


"David Marcus was well known in Bakersfield for his positivity and uplifting personality.  In fact, he would later be immortalized on the Bakersfield Walk of Fame as "Mr. Bakersfield" for his work in community spirit."

David was a special needs man, fully aware of his disability, yet fully committed to his community. Even through all his trials, including becoming physically handicapped, David was:

  • Inspirational

  • Encouraging

  • Compassionate

  • Giving

  • Selfless

Do you know a high school senior that reminds you of David? General or Special Education? Nominate them!


Due to extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19, The David Marcus Thumbs Up Charity has decided to open up the scholarship nomination process to the public!


  • Nominators may not be related to nominee (i.e., parents, siblings, grandparents, or any other direct relative).

  • Nominee must be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Scholarships will be awarded upon verification of nomination information. Nomination forms will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee, and recipients will be notified soon thereafter.

  • Please contact Valerie Valentyn at to submit application or at 661.330.8789 for any questions or comments.

  • Nominations due by 11:59 p.m. on 05/30/2022

Please download and complete the PDF to submit your nomination for this year's scholarship awards!

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