A dozen students from the 4th Congressional District have received $8,200 in scholarships from U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
The scholarships are part of the CBCF’s 2018 Spouses Education Scholarship program, which awards scholarships to talented, highly motivated students of all majors. Scholarship awards ranged from $500 to $2,040. More than 35 high school and college students applied for the scholarships, which required a GPA of 2.5 or above.
More than 200 scholarships were awarded this year.
The 4th District recipients are Nicholas Ramsey and Malik Wheeler, Georgia State University; Kingston Handley, University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Mercer Butts, North Carolina A&T; Azsa Johnson, Boston University; Bryn Evans, Columbia University; Kalonjee Gallimore, New York University; Nicholas Barlow, Gerald Anderson III and Kaiya Byam of Kennesaw State University; Aryana Claiborne, Savannah College of Art & Design; and Jessica Kamuche, Stetson University.
Johnson said this year’s winners have excelled in the classroom and in their communities through service and academic talents.
“Each year, these scholarships address a financial need and give these outstanding students a little breathing room heading into a new semester of furthering their education,” Johnson said.
The scholarships, which support full-time students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at accredited colleges or universities, will provide financial assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Johnson plans a reception to honor the scholarship recipients later this year.
The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, the Congressional Black Caucus awards more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States.