NAACP Winston-Salem chapter presents scholarship awards

NAACP Winston-Salem chapter presents scholarship awards
August 10
14:58 2022

The scholarship committee of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP will award five scholarships in the amount of $500 each to five selected students of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system. Amongst all recipients, the student who achieved the highest scholastic standing and provided outstanding service to their community will receive the Reverend Dr. Carlton A. Eversley award. 

In 2020, in remembrance of the great Dr. Eversley, the organization decided to dedicate an award of recognition to the student who achieved the highest academic standing in his honor. Reverend Dr. Carlton Eversley passed away unexpectedly in September 2019. Eversley was a life-long member of the NAACP, serving vitally in the community as a civil rights activist. Additionally, he served as chair of the NAACP education committee for a very long time and was affiliated with the Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity. Eversley also actively served as the pastor of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church for 35 years.

Each year, the Winston-Salem Chapter NAACP hosts a Freedom Fund Banquet as a fundraiser to garner support toward scholarship awards. Due to the continual crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Freedom Fund Banquet was canceled. Nevertheless, members of the fundraising committee sought out assistance from the community, local churches and businesses to garner support and raise the funds. 

The 2022 scholarship recipient awards will be presented to Jarod Brown, Reynolds High School; Ashanti Evans, Mount Tabor High School; David “DJ” Henry, North Forsyth High School; Zion Dixon, Glenn High School; and Ilana Birch, Mount Tabor High School. Ilana Birch, who obtained an unweighted GPA of 3.9 and demonstrated outstanding excellency in academia and service to the community, was selected to receive the Reverend Dr. Carlton A. Eversley Award. She will attend Wake Forest University in the fall and major in psychology. 

The Winston-Salem Chapter NAACP prides itself in ensuring political, educational, social and economic equality for minority citizens of the United States. If you would like to make a donation to the Winston-Salem Chapter NAACP or to its scholarship fund to continue to help with the economic mobility of the youth and citizens of Forsyth County, please contact the office at 336-767-3470. For more information, please contact Al Jabbar at 336-767-3470.

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