The Recipient of this scholarship will receive financial assistance for the cost of VCU's Abroad Studies Caribbean History Class in Barbados.
As an African American Studies major, attending this class was very important to Angela. She loved to travel, meet new people and enjoy new experiences.
During Angela's freshman year, after a presentation of the "Abroad course in Barbados, given by one of her Professors and a former student, Angela wanted to attend the course. She knew her parents couldn't afford the cost of this class, so she made a plan to save whatever money she could in order to attend prior to graduation. However, by her junior year, she realized she didn't have enough money. So, Angela and one of her classmates decided to team up with their moms and schedule some fundraisers. Angela began selling jewelry, they hosted bake sales and took part in yard sales. However, they still didn't have enough money. Nearing the deadline to register for the abroad class, they decided to make a request for financial assistance to their respective churches. Angela's church was more than helpful; the church paid for her entire class tuition. However, Angela's classmate was not as successful and missed the registration deadline. Angela was very upset and sad to go without her friend. However, she attended, met new friends, had new experiences and fell in love with Barbados. When Angela returned home, she told her parents, "It was the best time I ever had in my life". (SMILE)
The Recipient of this scholarship will be a graduating senior from "ARGS" and accepted at a Community or four year College. The recipient will receive financial assistance towards their college books expenses.
As an African American Studies major, Angela's classes required an overwhelming number of books. As her parents recalled, one of Angela's classes required 10 books! It was a struggle to keep up with college tuition and additional expenses for books.
Therefor, If we can relieve the financial burden for this recipient, it would be worth it.
The recipient will receive financial assistance to help lessen the burden with the cost for epilepsy seizure medication(s). Most of the time, epilepsy diagnosis may force a patient to take two, three or four different medications daily, resulting in an overwhelming burden.
Angela was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14 years old, as she began the 9th grade. She was taking , at times, as many as 11 to 15 pills per day. For the last almost two years of her life, Angela was prescribed a new medication, which cost $800.00 per month for 30 pills. She was fortunate to be qualified for financial assistance.
Angela attended Little Elam Baptist Church her entire life. She was dedicated in church as an infant, and had been actively participating ever since.
Angela had planned to continue attending LEBC and had also planned to give back and to help others, because when she needed help, LEBC stepped in. Angela never forgot that. Therefore, it is the Foundation's goal to continue Angela's intention to give back. The Foundation will make an annual financial gift to LEBC's Youth Ministry.
A list of Angela's participation are as follows: at the age of 3-4, joined the Children's Choir, then the Junior and Unity Choirs, Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Newsletter Reporter, Hospitality, Children's Church Music Leader, Youth Ministry member Church Mission trip to Brazil, Vacation Bible School's youth helper and Teacher; Educational Scholarship Recipient for 4 yrs, and special financial assistance for Educational Abroad Study.