We are incredibly proud to recognize each of our scholarship recipients! To date, we have a total of four incredibly impressive Scholars: Ms. Jaela Tyler and Ms. Kalia Glover are our 2020 winners and Mr. Larry Sanders and Ms. Sheila Serrano-Flores are our 2019 winners. Jaela, Kalia, Larry, and Sheila fully embody Southern Scholars Initiative's three core principles of education, determination, and generosity and we know they will continue to make us proud throughout their college journeys. Congratulations, Scholars!
Missed our 2020 Live Scholarship Winner Announcement Event?
Watch it now!
On Saturday, August 1, 2020 Southern Scholars Initiative announced the winners of our 2020 Scholarships during a live virtual event. Our 2019 Scholars, Larry Sanders and Sheila Serrano announced our 2020 winners, Ms. Jaela Tyler and Ms. Kalia Glover. The event was co-hosted by our board chair, Mr. Robbie Pressey and Snow Pressey, our Program Coordinator. Our board members, supporters, and school-based partners also made special appearances throughout the event. Please enjoy a clip of the moment our 2020 Scholars were announced. To view the recording of the entire event, follow this link and use the password 'scholar20' when prompted. Please don't forget to join our mailing list so that you can get invites to our upcoming events!
This incredible event was also featured in the Times and Democrat Newspaper. To read the beautifully written story, follow this link.
A Special Southern Scholars
Surprise at Work!
Larry Sanders was not able to accept the Dr. Doretha Pressey Scholarship during his high school's awards ceremony, because he had to work his Friday evening shift at McDonald's. Because we so admire his work ethic and because we did not want him to miss out on such a special moment, the entire Southern Scholars team decided to surprise Larry by presenting him with the scholarship at his job. Watch as our Board Chair, Robbie Pressey shares the good news!
This incredible moment was also featured in the Times and Democrat Newspaper. To read the beautifully written story, follow this link.