Scholarships

The William O. Lockridge Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards To Three Community Residents
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Meet the 2015 Scholarship Recipients.
Andrew Ben, Seed Public Charter/Accotink Academy
Charity Harvey, Thurgood Marshall Charter School
Briana Walker, Anacostia Senior High School
This is what they had to say about receiving the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings’ Scholarship.
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“It’s truly a blessing to have received the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” Scholarship. I want to thank the entire Foundation for giving an extra hand in helping me to accomplish my dreams. Scholarships are one of the most important things a student will need to help pay for college. In my mind, not having a scholarship means not being able to pay for school and if you can’t, you won’t be able to receive a higher education. This is a motivation, me knowing that I have something brighter to look forward to and the momentum to become whatever I want to be in life. Being in debt was one of the fears I had in going to school, but this scholarship will help me reduce that and my fears. I will give my very best not to let the Foundation down and prove that the Foundation did not make a terrible choice in selecting me as a recipient of this award. Now, I can go further and strive harder to accomplish my goals that I have always dreamed of. I would like to give a special thank you to my music teacher because I would not be here right now if it was not for him. Thank you once again William O. Lockridge Community Foundation, this means a lot to me.”
Andrew Ben,
Seed Public Charter/Accotink Academy
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“I am so thankful for receiving the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” scholarship. The gracious people of the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation have decided to aid me in paying for my college tuition. I realize that college is an investment educationally and financially. The “Spread Your Wings” scholarship is important to me because it is helping me and my family. My family is not as financially stable as some and cannot afford to pay for my college expenses easily. This scholarship has provided me with money for college that will help me with these expenses. Receiving the scholarship has also played a role in motivating me to pursue my career goal of being a pharmacist. The cost of going to school to become a pharmacist is very expensive. I had even considered changing my goals because of the costs. Receiving the “Spread Your Wings” scholarship ensured me that I have help from my community and that I am capable of receiving scholarships.I Thank you so much for rewarding me with a Five Thousand dollar scholarship ($5,000.00). It means so much to me and I am so honored and grateful.”
Charity Harvey,
Thurgood Marshall Charter School
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“I am grateful, The cost of college is the main reason why scholarships are so important. Tuition is what probably causes the most stress for students because a lot of people in American struggle with income so a lot of parents don’t have the money for their child’s education which is unfortunate because if a person can’t pay for higher education they won’t be able to obtain one. All of that changes with a scholarship because it literally lends a helping hand by paying for fees that a student couldn’t pay for by themselves. With a scholarship students wouldn’t have to stress so hard to find extra money to go to college and they also won’t have to fear being kicked out of college because they didn’t have enough money or suffer from debt from the loans they took out to stay in college.Overall scholarships are like heroes because they sure are life savers and I am extremely grateful that the Lockridge foundation decided to help me throughout my college journey. With the money I will go to college and strive in every single last program I decide to become a part of. In closing I would like to thank the Lockridge foundation and every other scholarship that exists for giving students like me a helping hand.”
Briana Walker,
Anacostia Senior High School
The William O. Lockridge Community Foundation Awards $18,000 in Scholarships.
On Sunday afternoon, July 27th, approximately 30 individuals gathered at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library in Southwest, Washington, D.C., to honor six outstanding high school students selected to receive scholarship awards from the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation (WOLCF) in the amount of $3,000 each. The students, who will begin matriculating at colleges and universities across the United States in August 2014.
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Meet the 2014 Scholarship Recipients.
Shaneice Childs, Woodson High School
Beverly Diamond, Woodson High School
Sophia DeDeaux, Ballou High School
Terrence Richberg, Jr., Woodson High School
Howard Smith, Woodson Senior High
Mecca Straughter, Ballou High School

This is what they had to say about receiving the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings’ Scholarship.

shanice
“I am so happy to accept and receive the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation Scholarship.  This opportunity means a lot to me because I come from a low-income family. As we know college is not cheap. I always wanted to achieve a higher education. This scholarship provides a way for not only myself but also all the other winners to pay for college.”
Shaneice Childs, Woodson Senior High School
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“Receiving this award is a blessing and I am truly grateful for this opportunity. The name of this scholarship truly defines what it is; “Spread Your Wings” which is exactly what I intend to do. This award allows me the opportunity to further my education and prepare myself for a bright and productive future to make my family, friends and supporters proud.”
Beverly Diamond, Woodson Senior High School
sophia
“Becoming a recipient of the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” Scholarship means a lot to me. It means that there are people out there in the world willing to help children continue their education. I am extremely blessed that I am a recipient of this scholarship. George Mason University is a lot for my mother to pay for. With this extra help she doesn’t have to stress her pockets in order to make ends work. Not only does this scholarship help my mom, but it helps me continue on becoming who I want to be in life. Thank you William O. Lockridge Community Foundation!”
Sophia DeDeaux, Ballou High School
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“First and foremost, I would like to express that I am thankful and honored that I was chosen to receive the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” scholarship. This award will give me that extra support I need to attend college. I have been searching and searching for scholarships that could benefit and assist me in my journey of higher education and hoping that I would be chosen to be a recipient. I was ever so glad when I was notified that I would be one of six people who will receive this award.Going to college is very important to me and it is a dream come true to go with little to no debt after I graduate. Like a lot of college students the only way they can obtain funds to pay for college is through loans. Some students need large sums of loans in order to pay, which is a nightmare. Fortunately, because of this scholarship and others, I won’t have to acquire abundant amounts or any at all. I come from a family that has just enough to get what is needed and sometimes what is wanted but college for any middle-class family isn’t easy to pay for. Money for college is always the biggest obstacle and concern for most students. There is always that distressing question in their head; “How am I going to pay for this?” so truthfully every penny counts and is always a huge succor when attending college and trying to become the successful person you’ve always wanted to be.”Terrence Richberg, Jr., Woodson Senior High School
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“It is a great honor to be receiving this scholarship. Upon hearing about this particular scholarship opportunity at my school, I did not know much about it. When I researched who William O. Lockridge was and what the scholarship stood for I became interested. Getting to know the man, William O. Lockridge, helped me see that he wanted to help young people succeed and I wanted to be a part of the path that he set to success. I applied myself to the chance at something that will provide me the support I need to succeed. Not being entirely sure that I would obtain the scholarship, I still kept believing and hoping. In finding out that I was one of the students receiving the scholarship, I was ecstatic.
The scholarship meaning to me is a way of affording college, moving on up to the road of success and achieving my goals. Knowing that William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” scholarship has given me that chance is a privilege and honor. Thank you William O. Lockridge Community Foundation.”
Howard Smith, Woodson Senior High School
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“Receiving the William O. Lockridge award means a lot to me. The William Lockridge award gives me a sense of pride because I’ve worked so hard to receive this award. Now that I know I was chosen for this award, I will work even harder to keep it. This award helps me to further my education and for that I am grateful. I will take advantage of the opportunities that this award will give me.
This award taught me to go after my dreams and that anything is possible as long as I devote myself to it. That’s the mindset that I will go to Tennessee State University with. And I will pursue every opportunity.
I’m really grateful that I received this award. I will focus on my education and career path with the guidance of the William Lockridge Foundation. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity. ”
Mecca Straughter, Ballou Senior High School
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On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation (WOLCF) honored and awarded academic scholarships to ten high school students from Wards 7 and 8. Over 50 individuals were in attendance at the awards celebration, including, sponsors, supporters, board members, award recipients and their families. The ceremony was held at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library located at 115 Atlantic Street, SW, Washington, DC.
The 2013 “William O. Lockridge Spread Wings Scholarship Awards” recipients are:
  • Tiffany Adams (Ballou High School)
    Eastern Nazarene College
  • Michael Burrell (Ballou High School)
    Morehouse College
  • Sskayla Edwards (Ballou High School)
    George Mason University
  • Gaylon Foster (Accotink Academy)
    Virginia Union University
  • Benton Howard (Dunbar High School)
    Virginia State University
  • Jasmyne Poindexter (Anacostia High School)
    Bennett College
  • Shanequa Turner (Ballou High School)
    North Carolina AT&T
  • Alexis Young (Anacostia High School)
    Florida A&M University
  • Danae Roach (Ballou High School)
    Trinity College
  • Alonzo Tabron (Anacostia High School)
    Saint Augustine’s University

African American Students are not applying for Various Scholarship

There are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships use to African Americans. A great deal of the money is being returned. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Please apply and share this information with family and friends

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  1. Bell Labs Fellowships for under-represented minorities – http://www.belllabs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
  2. Student Inventors Scholarships – http://www.invent.org/collegiate or http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
  3. Student Video Scholarships – http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
  4. Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships – http://www.coca-colaschola/rs.org/programs.html
  5. Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships – http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
  6. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships – http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
  7. Brand Essay Competition – http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
  8. Gates Millennium Scholarships (major) – http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
  9. Xerox Scholarships for Students – http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
  10. Sports Scholarships and Internships – http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
  11. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) – http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
  12. Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) – http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
  13. Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund – http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
  14. FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships – http://www.fina/id.org/
  15. Presidential Freedom Scholarships – http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/
  16. Microsoft Scholarship Program – http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
  17. WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search – http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship
  18. Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits – http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
  19. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students –http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
  20. Multiple List of Minority Scholarships – http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financialassistance/Scholarship/blackhtml
  21. Guaranteed Scholarships – http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
  22. BOEING scholarships (soma e HBCU connects) – http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships
  23. Easley National Scholarship Program – http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
  24. Maryland Artists Scholarships – http://www.maef.org/
  25. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) – http://www.jackituckfield.org/
  26. Historically Black College & University Scholarships – http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
  27. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students – http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
  28. International Students Scholarships & Aid Help – http://www.iefa.org/
  29. College Board Scholarship Search – http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
  30. Burger King Scholarship Program – http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
  31. Siemens Westinghouse Competition – http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
  32. GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds – http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
  33. CollegeNet ‘ s Scholarship Database – http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
  34. Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid – http://www.aflcioorg/schol or http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
  35. Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel – http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
  36. Scholarship &Financial Aid Help – http://www.blackexcel.org/fin or http://www.blackexcel.org/finsch.htm
  37. Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) – http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
  38. FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  39. Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students – http://www.back2college.com/
  40. Scholarships and Fellowships – http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.html
  41. Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies – http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
  42. HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) – http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
  43. Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities – http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
  44. INROADS internships – http://www.inroads.org/
  45. ACT-SO EUR Olympics of the Mind “A Scholarships – http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
  46. Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships – http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp
  47. ScienceNet Scholarship Listing – http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
  48. Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide – http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORIT
  49. RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD – http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
  50. The Roothbert Scholarship Fund – http://www.roothbertfund.com/

Awarding of scholarships

The Lockridge Foundation is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to six deserving Ballou Senior High School students for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The recipients and the amount of scholarships are as follow

Yusrah Bilal – $1,500.00
Pebla Cotten – $2,000.00
Tyrone Ferrell – $2,000.00
Vincentcia Hicks – $1,500.00
Keyonna Plowden – $1,500.00
LaNora Smith – $2,000.00

This is what they had to say.

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“I’m truly grateful that the William O Lockridge Community Foundation has accepted my request in helping me on my journey to success and enhancing my education and future.”
LaNora Smith,
Bennett College
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“This scholarship means so much to me because it gives me the opportunity to go to school. I will be able to go to school and fulfill my dream to major in nursing.”

Keyonna Plowden,
Virginia State University
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“I never knew spreading my wings could feel this great! This opportunity will help me reach many great lengths. Thank you for helping me soar towards the stars! Thank you very much!”
Yusrah Bilal,
Penn State University
tyrone
“I am proud to say that I am a recipient
for the William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” Scholarship. Winning this award
made me proud – letting me know that you should always believe in yourself and never give up. This scholarship gave me hope and belief that not only was I planning
on attending college but able to afford it. Applying for this scholarship was scary. I
did not believe that I would get it, but I did. Knowing the background of the scholarship and learning about the man made me excited about applying because of his beliefs. This scholarship taught me how believe, achieve and most importantly to “Spread Your Wings”. I am now enrolled in Penn State Schuylkill Campus.”
Tyrone Ferrell,
Penn State University
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“”It is a honor to receive the the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation “Spread your Wings” scholarship. I am truly blessed. Receiving this scholarship has helped me pay for school which will allow me the ability to further my education and become successful. Thank you William O. Lockridge Community Foundation.”
Pebla Cotten,
Trinity Washington University
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“To me, receiving the “Spread Your Wings” Scholarship means that I can achieve my goals more and strive for success. Also receiving this scholarship means that I have courage to do anything in life I can imagine. Thank you so much!!!”
Vincentcia Hicks,
Penn State University

The 2011 William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” scholarships were presented to four Frank W. Ballou Senior High School seniors. They were:

Nicolas Barnes
Tamesha Brooks
Tyvon Hunter
Tyjuana Phillips

Featured 2011 Scholarship Recipient – Tamesha Brooks

During my first year of college I had a wonderful but nervous experience. I attend Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. When first stepped on the college campus I was nervous about the good experience I was about to endure. As I began to meet many of the girls and staff on the campus I soon realized that I will have a lot of support at this school. There were women who attended the college that now work there and they were delighted to give me that good college experience. Everyone was nice and was willing to help me with anything I had questions about; also they made me feel welcome to the school.
Tamesha Brooks’ essay.During my first year of college I had a wonderful but nervous experience. I attend Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. When first stepped on the college campus I was nervous about the good experience I was about to endure. As I began to meet many of the girls and staff on the campus I soon


realized that I will have a lot of support at this school. There were women who attended the college that now work there and they were delighted to give me that good college experience. Everyone was nice and was willing to help me with anything I had questions about; also they made me feel welcome to the school.

Bennett is a very small school, so getting to know people or learning my way around the school was very easy. Once my classes started and I had gotten comfortable with my teachers things became a little difficult. The college work started off easy but as time went by the stress began to take a toll on me. I learned a lot my first semester of college. Many of the professors I got really close to showed me the right steps to

take to get to my ultimate goal which is to graduate in 2015. My mother and sister also inspired and gave me so much encouragement during my first year of college.

The “Spread Your Wings” scholarship program gave me the financial support I needed to help me succeed this year. I never thought that I would be given the opportunity to be a part of something so powerful. Also, this is an inspiration to all young people who do not think that they have the power and strength to go to college. My college journey does not stop here and with all the positive people I have on my side I will reach the top. I will “Spread My Wings” and fly towards success.”