Scholarship applicants bring sought

By: Staff report

BLADENBORO — Organizers of the Shipman Memorial Scholarship are seeking applicants. Memorial scholarship applications in memory of William “Dewey” Shipman Sr. and Zenah Mae Clarida Shipman are available beginning Sunday, May 1, for Bladen and Columbus counties by calling 910-874-1516.

Applicants must be a high school graduate of the class of 2016 with at least a 2.5 GPA, a letter of acceptance from a 4-year post-secondary college, a recent photo, class rank, an official high school transcript with a seal, and a letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

Application packets can be mailed to St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, 16297 Twisted Hickory Road, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320 and must be received by Friday, July 22.

Awards will be made during the annual fundraising on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Staff report