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October 30, 2014

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Awards $10,500 in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Funds

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 Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Awards $10,500 in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Funds

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell has announced that five students from Alabama’s 7th District were awarded Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships.  Sewell, who serves on the foundation’s board, was able to present each student with a check to assist with their college tuition.


Scholarship Recipients:
Javarius Jones, $2000 ScholarshipHometown: Marion, AL
Sophomore at The New School, New York, New York
Major: Art Activism and Communication Design
Ayanna Jacobs-EL, $2000 Scholarship
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Freshman at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Major: Music Composition and Production
Shelby Wilson, $2500 Scholarship
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Sophomore at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Major: Bioengineering and Pre-Medical Studies
Jasmine Mack, $2000 Scholarship
Hometown: Linden, AL
Sophomore at Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Ricky Austin Jr., $2000 Scholarship
Hometown: Selma, AL
Freshman at Wallace Community College, Selma, AL
Major: Physical Therapy


“Investing in the education of our young people is critically important, and I’m proud that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gives back to our communities through the scholarship program,” Sewell stated. “Ayanna, Ricky, Jasmine, Javarius, and Shelby are all outstanding students who deserve the opportunity to pursue higher education.  I know that they will continue to make the 7th District proud, and I am honored to be able to reward their hard work and dedication with a scholarship.”


Last year, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awarded 380 scholarships to academically talented students across the country pursuing undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.  CBCF scholarships are awarded annually.  Congresswoman Sewell urges students to contact her office for more information or visit www.cbcfinc.org to apply.

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