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Congressman gives Caucus scholarships to Douglas students
by Staff Reports
August 08, 2012 04:03 PM | 1099 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This week, District 13 U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, and his wife Alfredia Scott, honored six area students who received a total of $10,000 in scholarship awards through the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Foundation scholarship programs.

“By earning these awards, each student has demonstrated strong work ethics and a high commitment to achieve excellence in their schools and communities,” Congressman Scott said.

Afredia Scott was instrumental in securing the scholarships for the students as an active member of the Spouses program.

“It is with great pleasure that my husband and I commend each of these students for their exceptional academic achievement and we encourage them to continue to set high goals,” Afredia Scott said.

This year’s honorees and their awards include the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship of $1,640 each to David Mahone, a Douglas County High School graduate who will attend Savannah State University; and George Roberts, a Chapel Hill High School graduate who will attend the University of West Georgia.

The scholarship fund was established in 1988 in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This program provides tuition assistance to enable students to fulfill their higher education goals.

Since 2003, Congressman Scott and his wife have awarded $129,000 in scholarships to 65 students. For more information, students should contact Congressman Scott’s Office at (770) 432-5405.

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