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October 22, 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


October 22, 2014


Contact:  Emma Tolbert




Birmingham, AL—Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell announced today 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 Scholarship

Hometown: 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

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 to apply.



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