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2024 Scholarship Applications Are Open!!

The BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship:

$5,000 Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating high school senior who resides in Allendale, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Richland or 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.

The scholarship application will close on by Friday, March 29, 2024! 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarship 2024

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 or 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.

The scholarship application will close on by Friday, March 29, 2024! 

Click Here to Download Application: WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship 2024

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