The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Inc., in partnership with the University of South Carolina, held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the University of South Carolina’s Russell House Ballroom. The keynote speaker was Attorney James Shadd III.
Through gifts provided by corporate sponsors and friends, the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia was able to provide five deserving students with a renewable scholarship valued at up to $2,000 each, provided they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
This year’s scholarship winners were:
• Krysten Bowman of the High School for Health Professionals. She will attend SC State University and major in Biology/Pre-Med.
• Bryan Cain of Eau Claire High School. He will attend Claflin University and major in Psychology.
• Allen Myers of Dreher High School. He will attend the University of South Carolina and major in Sports & Entertainment Management.
• Faizah Sabree of Airport High School. He will attend the University of South Carolina and major in Biological Science.
• and Josiah Washington, who was home schooled. He will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and major in Mechanical and Civil Engineering.
Founded in 1963, the mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. The 100 seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Additional information may be found at: www.100blackmencolumbiasc.com.