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Phi Beta Sigma awards $2,000 in scholarships to local students

Scholarship recipients and Delta Sigma Chapter members are shown left to right: Jaylen Bailey, Darryl Prince, Nathan Wesley, Jai Black and Daniel Crudup, president.

Phi Beta Sigma awards $2,000 in scholarships to local students
July 13
05:00 2017

The Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. held a scholarship awards presentation and reception in honor of Distinguish Service Chapter member Darryl A. Prince Sr.

The Distinguished Service Chapter is the highest honor bestowed on a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  The presentation and reception was held at the Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center, 1922 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Of the 25 applicants, the scholarship committee selected three young men as the 2017 Honorable Darryl A. Prince Scholarship recipients, who were honored on Saturday, June 10.

*Nathan Kahlil Wesley, a senior at Mount Tabor High School, graduated with a 3.89 GPA.  He will be attending North Carolina Central University, where he will major in political science.  His career objective is to attend law school and to become a lawyer so that he can have a positive impact on the lives of others in his community.  Nathan Kahlil is the son of Shumaleita Wesley.

*Jaylen Maxwell Bailey, a senior at East Forsyth High School, graduated with a 4.04 GPA.  He will be attending North Carolina State University, where he will major in business administration.  His future goal is to be named amongst the greatest pioneers of the fashion and apparel industry.  Jaylen Maxwell is the son of Jay and Aliza Diggs-Bailey.

*Jai Perrie Black, a senior at East Forsyth High School, graduated with a 4.69 GPA.  He will be attending Clemson University, where he will major in sports communication and minor in marketing.  His future plans are to obtain a doctoral degree and work for a professional sports team or university as a marketing director.  Jai Perrie is the son of Dr. Perrin and Sophia Black.

The scholarship committee consists of members Antonio McCoy, chairman; Daniel Crudup; LeRoy Fullwood; Montinique Cager; Reginald McCaskill; and Darryl Prince.

Scholarship is one of the three guiding principles of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. The opportunity to enhance one’s future through educational opportunities is a requirement of all chapters.  The scholarship component is designed to help Phi Beta Sigma chapters grow its impact in the area of assisting (preferably) African-American men to cover the cost of education at both the high school and college levels through the awarding of scholarships at both levels.

This year, over 25 applications were received from highly qualified and well-deserving students.  The qualifications to apply included a minimum 2.5 GPA, acceptance into a four-year college or university, three letters of recommendation, and an essay highlighting academic achievements, extracurricular and community involvement, and academic and professional goals.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students.  The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.  This deep conviction was mirrored in the Fraternity’s motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”.

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