On Saturday, May 7, all are invited to join the John H. Scott Memorial Fund and those and who are being honored with scholarship and other awards at the Tallulah/Madison Community Center, Friends and families of the Memorial Fund and of the scholarship award applicants will support and celebrate of the accomplishments of outstanding young adults and others in the community in this annual program, which begins at 10:00 a.m.
By the end of the program, two of the following high school seniors will have been awarded $3000 and $2000, to be disbursed over four years. The applicants are Kyera Goodman of Waterproof, Terrance Grimes of Pioneer, Talaya Hamilton of Delhi, Tamia Hopkins of Delhi, and Anastasia Wilson of Lake Providence. Since 1982 these scholarship awards have been offered in the Northeast Louisiana parishes of East and West Carroll, Madison, Richland, and Tensas.
The applicants will present original essays, and the audience will hear from the keynote speaker, Alease T. Scott. Ms. Scott is a graduate of Southern University Law Center. She also graduated from Neville High in Monroe and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a Memorial Fund member, granddaughter of Rev. J.H. Scott and Mrs. Alease J. Scott, and daughter of Rev. Atty. Louis G. Scott, immediate past Fund president.
Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend for this free, uplifting community experience. Come early, at 9:30 for breakfast snacks and enjoy hot lunch and networking immediately after the program. Each year the youth inspire us, and the talent is inspiring and enjoyable. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.
Rev. John H. Scott's life is chronicled in Witness To The Truth – My Struggle for Human Rights in Louisiana. This is the autobiographical book about this Lake Providence civil/human rights activist and Christian minister, written posthumously by his daughter, Cleo Scott Brown. In addition, the John H. Scott Memorial Fund on Facebook features related historical information and photos.