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LOUISVILLE Branch NAACP Awards $22,700 in Scholarships

On August 17, the Education and Scholarship Committee of the Louisville Branch NAACP held its Annual Scholarship Awards Program and Reception at the Portland Memorial Baptist Church. During the ceremony, $22,700 in scholarships were presented to 12 deserving students who will attend 8 colleges and universities.

The scholarships were financed by one corporate sponsor, McDonald’s; two NAACP endowed trust established by Levy Alexander and Salome C. Worthington; Unity Lodge #12; Dr. Bonnie N. Marshall; and contributors to the Georgia M. Powers Scholarship Fund.

Since 2005, the Branch has awarded $221,200 in scholarships to deserving students.

Dr. Donna Hargens, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, and Mrs. Diane Porter, Chairperson of JCPS Board of Education, gave words of encouragement and congratulations to the awardees. The Master of Ceremonies was Mr. John Marshall, Deputy Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools for Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Programs. Mr. Marshall was a past recipient of a NAACP Scholarship.

2012 Louisville Branch NAACP Scholarship Recipients
Levy Alexander Scholarship
• Christine Gilbert-Crawford $1,500 Berea College
• Erin Smith $2,000 Northern Kentucky
(3rd Year Recipient)

Salome C. Worthington & Unity Lodge #12 Scholarship
• Magen Davidson $2,000 University of Kentucky
(4th Year Recipient)

Salome C. Worthington Scholarship
• Erica Matthews $3,200 University of Louisville
3rd Year Recipient)

McDonalds Scholarship• Alex Clayton $1,500 Stephens College
(3rd Year Recipient)
• Fiana L. Ford $1,500 Hampton University
• Johnique M. Ison $3,000 Alabama A & M
• Taryn A. Moran) $1,000 University of Louisville
(2nd Year Recipient
• Amanda Payne $3,000 University of Louisville

Georgia Powers Scholarship
• Andria McCravy $1,000 Western Kentucky U.
• Dominic W. Murphy, III $1,500 University of Kentucky
• Kameron R. White $1,500 University of Kentucky

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