Please get your Scholarship information to us by May 22, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mrs. Dimineike Morton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship:
$5,000 Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Allendale, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Sumter Counties. Applicants must have been a former participant in a Columbia Urban League Program, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, be accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award, and meet the financial need requirement.
To apply, please download the application and return it to the Columbia Urban League no later than Friday, May, 22, 2020. Please be sure to submit all necessary documentation with application.
The WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship:
$5,000 Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating African-American high school senior who resides in Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland and Sumter Counties. Applicants must have been accepted by an accredited college or university at the time of the scholarship award and meet the financial need requirement.
The WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship was started in 1994 because of the philanthropic
efforts of business executive John Marshall and his family. Marshall was a Columbia Urban
League board member and for more than 20 years, owned WWDM a.k.a. The Big DM – the state’s
top rated radio station. When the Marshalls sold the radio station in 1994, John Marshall donated
$100,000 to the Columbia Urban League to endow a scholarship for deserving high school
seniors. Over the next several years, Mr. Marshall increased his donation, bringing the total
scholarship contribution to $125,000. Each year, the Columbia Urban League awards a
scholarship through the Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. In 1996, after the passing of veteran news anchor Brenda Jones, WWDM renamed the scholarship to the WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Marshall felt this was a fitting tribute because Brenda Jones was a highly respected journalist known for her commitment to achievement. Before her death, she enjoyed a stellar career. She had a reputation for going the extra mile to achieve excellence.
To apply, please download the application and return it to the Columbia Urban League no later than Friday, May 22, 2020. Please be sure to submit all necessary documentation with application.
Glory Communication Scholarship
Glory Communications, Inc. has assisted students in the Midlands and surrounding areas since 1998 through Future Leader Scholarship awards. We know the value of a good education, and certainly understand that finances play a key role in being able to pursue higher education. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial responsibility so that students can focus on academic pursuits. We hope to be able to serve you in your upcoming educational endeavors, so please be sure to complete your application in its entirety and satisfy all of the requirements I understand that the proceeds from this scholarship will be remitted directly to the college or university through the Columbia Urban League. Application
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Breanna Nicole Calhoun
Breanna Nicole Calhoun is the 2019 BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship Recipient.
Breanna graduated from Lower Richland High School as one of the most decorated student in her class. Graduating in the top 3% of her class she will be attending The Citadel in the fall.
As a student at Lower Richland Breanna excelled academically earning Richland One honor, Superintendent honors, and a member of her schools’ honor society. Breanna thrust for knowledge allowed her to take courses in the IB, AP, Honors, and Dual Enrollment programs at Lower Richland. She rose in the ranks of her JROTC to Battalion Commander for 2018-2019 school year. Breanna also received her varsity letter being an active member of her soccer team.
Breanna has been actively participating in the League’s Project Ready program for the past six years. She has attended several National Urban League Youth Summits. In 2018 she and three of her fellow Project Ready members won the National Urban League’s Project Ready Case Competition by developing an APP to alert schools and law enforcement officers of an active shooter in schools.
Breanna is a driven young lady with a goal of becoming a doctor while serving her country. Congratulations to Breanna Calhoun!!!!
Jazmin Dunlap is an honor graduate of Dutch Fork High School where she has always challenged herself academically. Jazmin ranked number 14 out of 399 students with a GPA of 5.0. Jazmin scored a 1450 on the SAT and a 32 on the ACT. Rewarding Jazmin's hard work, she has been accepted into Harvard College where she will begin her career path in Biochemistry and Philosophy in the fall of 2019.
Her career goal is to become a surgeon and she has never lost focus of reaching her potential goal. Throughout school, Jazmin took multiple AP and Honors courses. To name a few courses, she has taken Honors Biology STEM, AP Seminar, and AP Research, etc., to embrace the career path which she has selected for her future.
Throughout Jazmin's last four years she has been involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Dutch Fork Volleyball Team, Model UN Club, Math Team, Tutoring, and the National Honors Society.
Jazmin Dunlap has always been active participant and leader in her school as well as in her community and will continue to inspire and help others throughout her journey.
Congratulations on a job well done!!!