Bernard V. Gregory Scholarships Awarded
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. (J100) work to support education opportunities for students throughout the First Coast area. We all know there is a need to support those who are striving for excellence. It is our duty to provide the support needed to supplement the academic and leadership efforts of our young people.
The J100 provides our annual Bernard V. Gregory Scholarships to deserving matriculating students who ascending into, and are returning to, full-time accredited, post-secondary institutions based on the organization’s eligibility criteria. Scholarship dollars assist youth in completing educational goals by providing resources to offset expenses associated with tuition, books and housing. The scholarship program allows the J100 to identify potential youth leaders in our area and motivates them to achieve academic and community service excellence.
These deserving students are worthy of our support because they have chosen to follow their dream of academic and leadership excellence. Let’s congratulate our J100 Bernard V. Gregory Scholarship Awardees and their parents. They are:
Dominique Aupont – University of North Florida
Alikiah Barclay – Duke University
Chelsea Carter – University of West Florida
Brianna Falcon – University of Florida
Angenika Lattery – Florida A&M University
Eli’sha McTaw – Florida State University
Shannon Pringle – University of Florida
Bianca Sessions – Florida A&M University
Brittany Woods – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kenneth Woods – Florida State College at Jacksonville
A special “Thank You” goes out to our supporters who helped to make these scholarships possible. They are Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc., JM Family Enterprises, Regency Centers, New York Life and Friends of the J100. These partners make the work of the J100 a little bit easier.
Heartfelt acknowledgements go out to scholarship committee members who worked to pull the awards presentation together. Brothers Stephen Kennedy, Ken Pinnix, Dwaine Kohn, Thomas Raines, Melvin Wooden, Kevin Cotton and Tillis DeVaughn worked tirelessly to make sure our students were properly recognized.
Our expectation for the future is that tall of our honorees will find their greatness through a foundation rooted in academic success, leadership and community service. In doing so, they will be ensuring the J100 legacy through…
One mission. One Cause. One network.
Enjoy the below photos from the event!
History of BVG Scholarship Award
On April 4, 1997, the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc., signed an agreement with the Jacksonville Community Foundation to create a Scholarship Endowment Fund for youth who participate in the 100’s programs for at least two consecutive years.
The agreement between two organizations was signed at that time by the President of the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc., Marion G. Graham and L. Andrew Bell III, President of the Jacksonville Community Foundation. Also representing the 100 were Kenneth M. Pinnix, Education Chair, Levi H. McIntosh, Jr., Immediate Past President, and Bernard V. Gregory Endowment Fund Chair. All net proceeds for the 100’s Annual “Scholarship Fund Event” goes into the Scholarship Endowment Fund. The scholarship program fund was renamed Bernard V. Gregory Scholarship Endowment Fund in the honor of Mr. Bernard V. Gregory (deceased). Through his efforts, the J100 will provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.