MLK Community Scholars recognized with $1k scholarships

The African American Fund of Bartholomew County , under the umbrella of Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, awarded its first Dr. Martin Luther King Community Scholarships at yesterday morning’s community breakfast in honor of the civil rights leader.

This years recipients were Daveed Jolley, Madison Fischer, Dominik Pinkney, Tessa Lomax and Makayla Reeves.

The $1,000 scholastic award granted by the African American Pastors Alliance will apply to the students’ second year of postsecondary education. According to organizers, in many cases, students receive scholarship dollars that enable them to attend college for their first year. This new scholastic award is designed to motivate and help successful students continue their education.

The African American Fund will issue the  awards to this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Community Scholars for their Fall 2021 semester.