100 BMBC receiving scholarship applicants

By LARRY C. BOWERS
Posted 6/18/18

The 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. organization is appealing to area churches, groups dealing with local youth, and community residents in soliciting participants for its scholarship …

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100 BMBC receiving scholarship applicants

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The 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. organization is appealing to area churches, groups dealing with local youth, and community residents in soliciting participants for its scholarship program.


Scholarship Chairman Demetrius Ramsey has announced that the scholarship program for grades 10-12 for the upcoming school year is under way.



The 100 Black Men of Bradley County group has awarded more than $850,000 through its Accrued Scholarship Program and its College Tuition Assistant Program in the last 24 years of service to the community, an accomplishment of pride for the organization, Ramsey and 100 BMBC President Jonathan Porter.


  Applications are now being accepted for the Accrued Scholarship Program for students attending school in Bradley County. There are two available scholarships for one of the approved educational facilities.


The successful applicant will receive $1,550 per year while in high school, and $1,800 per year while attending a college of their choice.


The potential maximum payout for the 100 BMBC scholarship is $15,200 for a student accepted in as a freshman. The scholarship decreases on other levels of acceptance, including $13,650 for acceptance as a sophomore, $12,100 for a junior, and  $10,550 for  a senior.


The eligibility criteria includes:.    


• The applicant must maintain a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA (attach official transcripts with seal);


• The applicant must be free of gang involvement, alcohol, tobacco and illegal substance abuse at the time of application and must remain so; 


• The applicant must agree, as a condition of acceptance into the program, to perform a minimum of 25 hours of documented community service work annually in approved projects for nonprofit organizations;


•  The applicant must be a citizen of the United States;


• The applicant must be a resident of Bradley County;


• The applicant must have resided in Bradley County for a minimum of 24 months consecutively;


•  While past participation in our mentoring program isn’t a requirement, preference is given to students who benefited from our program with regular attendance; and


• To receive funds upon graduation, an applicant for the Scholarship Program must be accepted at an accredited technical school, college or university.


The following materials should be submitted in the application process:


1. Completion of an application form, signed by the student and parents or guardians;


2. A typed (double spaced)  500-word  essay  by the student titled “What Participation in the 100 Black Men Scholarship Program Means To Me" – including the following topics:


—  Why you need financial assistance in the form of a scholarship, and what factors, obstacles or challenges (within family, school or community) have placed you at risk for failure and how you and/or your family are striving to overcome them.



 The application should include submission of letters of recommendation from any of the following (minimum of 2): A member of the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. (only one member of your choice can submit a letter on your behalf), a pastor,  a teacher or counselor, and an employer/supervisor, organization or community leader.


The 100 Black Men of Bradley County reserves the right to request additional information to confirm your eligibility for the program.


The application period will continue through Aug. 15, 2018.


Applicants can apply by visiting www.100bmbc.com\form.html. You should  download an Accrued Scholarship Program application then mail it to the following address: 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc., Attn: Scholarship Chairman, P. O. BOX 5677, Cleveland TN 37320.



 If you have questions, or need further information, you can contact Ramsey at demetriuscramsey@gmail.com or Porter at president.100bmbc@yahoo.com.

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