HAHIRA – A student will soon be the recipient of a scholarship named in honor of a South Georgia educator.
Thelma Johnson Branham Fort Valley State University Scholarship Award will be presented to a freshman, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 707 W. Park St., according to organizers.
The 2018 theme is “Reminiscent of the Divine Power, Love, Kindness, and Devotion of Women who are Our True Mothers."
Keynote and guest speaker will be Dr. Mildred Anthony Howard, a graduate of Fort Valley State University and Georgia State University.
The Thelma Johnson Branham Scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman admitted to Fort Valley State University, founded in 1895.
Scholarship recipient selection is based on academic achievement (minimum high school grade point average of 3.0) and must be a United States citizen of sound moral character, according to organizers.
Preference is given to recent graduates of Lowndes High, Valdosta High, Brooks County High, Cook County High, and Lanier County High. Previous 2015, 2016 and 2017 scholarships were awarded at the Westside High, United School Re-union Banquet, Classes of 1960-73, held in Valdosta.
Applicants may apply by submitting official transcript, essay and letter of acceptance from FVSU to: First Time Freshman: Thelma Johnson Branham (FVSU) Scholarship, P.O. Box 2342; Decatur, GA 30031-2342.
Deadline to apply for the First Time Freshman (FVSU) Thelma Johnson Branham, Scholarship is always by June 5.