ANNOUNCING THE 36th ANNUAL APPLICATION PERIOD FOR JOYCE-GILLESPIE-HARRINGTON EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FOR DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

ANNOUNCING THE 36th ANNUAL APPLICATION PERIOD FOR JOYCE-GILLESPIE-HARRINGTON EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FOR DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Media Contact: Rory Q. Miott
education@jghfdn.org

Reston, VA (January 4, 2016) –The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc., (JGH) invites applicants for its 36th Annual Jewel Scholarship award.  The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to 10 local students aspiring to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university. The scholarship assists with tuition and other educational expenses.

For over 36 years, JGH has recognized and awarded certificates of achievement and scholarships to high achieving, socially and/or economically disadvantaged students during its annual awards program in June. Applications for the Jewel Scholarship are being accepted from January 4, 2016 through February 18, 2016. For details and the application, please visit www.JGHFDN.org.


About

Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. The foundation was incorporated on September 26, 2001. The foundation was formed to provide financial support to the educational initiatives developed by the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. By emphasizing information sharing, promoting knowledge, and mitigating financial barriers; the foundation aims to increase educational opportunities for youth within the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metropolitan community.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has continued to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world. The Fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights, through Alpha men such as Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, and Cornel West. Other notable members include Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO), Charles B. Rangel (NY), Danny K. Davis (IL), Chaka Fattah (PA), Al Green (TX), Gregory Meeks (NY), David Scott (GA), and Robert C. Scott (VA). The fraternity through its college and alumni chapters serves the community through nearly a thousand chapters in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

To learn more visit www.apa1906.net or www.zul1906.org.