Sigmas award two scholarships

John Jackson III and Marlon Holt Jr. 2021 scholarship winners.

Sigmas award two scholarships
July 29
10:38 2021

On Saturday, July 17, the Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. scholarship committee, along with the Sigma Beta Club advisory committee, held a scholarship presentation for their recent Sigma Beta Club graduates. The scholarships, named in honor of distinguished service chapter member Darryl A. Prince, Sr., were presented at Grace Fellowship Church located at 4015 Brownsboro Road.

The Sigma Beta Club is a signature program of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., whose existence dates back to the early 1950s. It was launched under the guidance and leadership of the Honorable Dr. Paulette L. Moore, 20th national president, while serving in his capacity as national director of education. Throughout its existence, Sigma Beta Clubs have been an essential part of the total organizational structure in many of the fraternity’s alumni chapters. They offer men of Sigma a unique opportunity to develop wholesome values, leadership skills, and social and cultural awareness of youth at a most critical stage in their personal development. 

Scholarship is one of the three guiding principles of the fraternity. The opportunity to enhance one’s future through educational opportunities is a requirement of all chapters. The brothers of Delta Sigma Chapter congratulate the winners of the 2021 Scholarship Awards: Marlon J. Holt, Jr and John A. Jackson III. 

“As an advisor, it’s a pleasure and privilege to see young men aspire to greatness. Each graduating class of Sigma Beta Club members grows my confidence in the next generation of leaders. They have accepted the responsibility and love the challenge,” states SBC advisor Stuart Eaton.

Marlon J. Holt, Jr. graduated from Mount Tabor High School, where he was a member of the 3-AA State Championship football team. In the fall, Marlon will be attending Bethany College (Bethany, W.V.) where he will play football while pursuing a degree in marketing. He is the son of Latosha and Marlon Holt, Sr.

John A. Jackson III graduated from Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School. While at Atkins, he was on the varsity football and lacrosse teams, as well as a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. John will be attending Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, N.C.) where he will be majoring in computer science. He also plans to play for the Mars Hill Lions men’s lacrosse team. He is the son of Kyhana and John A. Jackson II.

John III is the last of eleven charter members that helped reactivate the Delta Sigma Chapter (Sigma Beta Club) on Friday, October 12, 2012. This young man has been involved in the SBC since the age of 8 and has allowed the men of Sigma to mentor him for ten years.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African American male students. The founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. This deep conviction was mirrored in the fraternity’s motto: “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”.

Special thanks goes to the Delta Sigma scholarship committee members Darryl Prince, Scott Abdul-Salaam (chapter president) and Antonio McCoy (scholarship chairman), along with the SBC advisory committee members Willie Conner, Daniel Crudup, Stuart Eaton, Sean Hawkins and John Jackson II.

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