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Congressman David Scott & Mrs. Alfredia Scott Award $8,200 in CBC Scholarships to Thirteenth District Students

  • 2020 CBC Scholarship Recipient Kelli Crews

Today, Congressman David Scott presented Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarships to four exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth District. Since 2003, Congressman Scott and his wife, Mrs. Alfredia Scott, have awarded $203,400 in CBC scholarships to 111 Thirteenth District students.

“I am honored to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our bright and talented young people with our scholarship presentations today. These college students have worked so hard to excel in their studies and they have also demonstrated a strong commitment to community service.  I applaud their accomplishments and know that our future is bright with this generation,” said Congressman Scott. As an active member of the CBC Spouses program, Mrs. Scott helped secure funding for the scholarships. “My husband and I are overjoyed to help each of these deserving students from the Thirteenth District meet their financial needs to attend college and ultimately reach their goals for their careers and communities,” said Mrs. Scott.

Each of this year’s Thirteenth District scholarship recipients received a $2,050 award. Students honored by Congressman Scott include:

  • Ms. Jorryn Bellinger, South Fulton resident and student at Agnes Scott College
  • Mr. Jayden Braxton, Douglasville resident and student at University of Georgia
  • Ms. Kelli Crews, Stockbridge resident and student at University of Georgia
  • Ms. Jessica-Alexis Okafor, Douglasville resident and student at Stanford University 

The CBC Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships.  This program provides financial assistance for tuition, room and board, books and other related expenses to help promising students fulfill their higher education goals.  The 2020 CBC scholarship recipients were selected based on their demonstrated financial need, academic excellence, civic engagement and leadership potential.