(Columbia, SC) – The 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia, Inc. awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to six recent graduates from high schools within the Greater Columbia area. The renewable scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, have been awarded to the students in recognition of their exceptional academic achievements, community service, and leadership abilities. Each scholarship recipient will begin their collegiate career this fall.
Vincent A. Gatling Jr. serves as the President of the chapter. Dr. Percy A. Mack and Brian J. Gaines serve as the Scholarship Committee Chair and Co-Chair, respectively.
The scholarship recipients are as follows:
• Nathaniel Adams – graduate of Fairfield Central High School; will attend the College of Charleston and major in Biology.
• Joseph Briggs – graduate of Dreher High School; will attend the University of Charleston (West Virginia) and major in Sports Business.
• Jhabari Hollis – graduate of Richland Northeast High School; will attend Erskine College and major in Biology.
• RayShaun Hooks – graduate of Westwood High School; will attend Lander University and major in Exercise Science.
• Jordan Hooks – graduate of Dreher High School; will attend the University of South Carolina and major is currently undecided.
• Sheldon Johnson – graduate of Fairfield Central High School; will attend Clemson University and major in Architecture.