Local student receives congressional caucus scholarship

Published 1:18 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Linden native has been awarded a scholarship through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Alabama 7th Congressional District Congresswoman Terri Sewell announced five recipients of scholarships in her district from the Foundation on Wednesday.

Jasmine Mack, a sophomore at Troy University majoring in biomedical sciences, and a Linden native, received a $2,000 scholarship. Other scholarship recipients were Javarius Jones of Marion, Ayanna Jacobs-EL of Birmingham, Shelby Wilson of Birmingham and Ricky Austin Jr. of Selma.

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“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 said. “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. Sewell urges students to contact her office for more information or visit www.cbcfinc.org to apply.