It’s back to school time, and that means a chance to say good luck to more than 100 students who will be attending college this fall, thanks to the Scholarship Funds established by generous donors at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.
For the first time, the Award for Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Tom and Julia Crawford, will support outstanding male and female Ramsay High School graduates in every year of college. Vinetra King and Christopher Brown were the first Excellence winners in 2008. Now both are seniors, King majoring in psychology at UAB and Brown in Education at Baylor University in Texas.
- Juniors are Christian Brown, a chemistry major at Howard University, and Denzel Evans-Bell, an engineering major at the University of Alabama.
- Sophomores are Moneisha Cunningham at Auburn and William Kelley at UAB.
- Freshmen are Courtnee Cook at Rhodes College and Zachary White at Tuskegee University.
The following Community Foundation Scholarship winners, all top graduates from Birmingham City Schools, also are starting the 2011-12 academic year:
- Austin Hope, Ramsay High School, in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech (2008 winner)
- Keiara Washington, G.W. Carver High School, in international studies at University of West Florida
- De’Onah Norfleet, Ramsay High School, business administration at University Alabama Huntsville (2010 winner)
- Illyshia Parker, Woodlawn High School, pre-business at Auburn University (2011 winner)
Congratulations to all and to the other students who continue to benefit from the generosity of donors who use the Community Foundation to support higher education.