The Columbia (SC) Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women has announced its 2018 scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors in Richland One, Two, Five, Fairfield County and Orangeburg School Districts. The chapter is proudly celebrating a 5 year milestone of advocacy and empowerment to women and girls of the Midlands and beyond. Chapter President, Mary Miller McClellan, proudly announced that in celebration of its 5 year milestone celebration, the chapter will award $10,000 in scholarships. The denominations are (10) ten ($1000) one thousand scholarships to 2019 high school graduates at its upcoming 5th Annual “My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon” on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the R2i2 Conference Center in Sand Hills. Interested students are encouraged to contact their guidance counselors for scholarship requirements and application forms. The completed application packet must be postmarked by January 15, 2019 and returned to the Scholarship Committee.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a national organization that began in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio-economic and political strategies that began in the mid-1960s. The NCBW consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 60 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia and whose commitment to gender equity and socioeconomic advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color.
The Columbia Chapter of the National Coalition was chartered in 2014. Subsequent to a study of its demographics, numerous critical service issues were identified in the Midlands in leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, mentoring and economic empowerment, for which the chapter developed programs that addressed the needs of women and girls of African-American descent.
For application information, please contact the Scholarship Committee at [email protected].