The family of Melissa I. F. Ilugbo and St. James A.M.E. Church will sponsor the Tenth annual scholarship brunch in support of the Melissa I. F. Ilugbo Memorial Scholarship, which provides a $300 book scholarship to incoming SSU Upward Bound bridge students. This year the brunch will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., in the St. James A.M.E. Church Wilson-Bostic Complex (612 East Broad Street).
Donations over the past ten years have made it possible for 83 Upward Bound students to receive the Melissa I. F. Ilugbo Memorial Scholarship. In 2017-2018, the following seven students received the Melissa I. F. Ilugbo Memorial Scholarship their freshmen year: Tatianna Anderson, Shyara Bush, C’Asia Griffin, Destiny Hayes, Aliyah McIntosh, Tiyana Roberts and Diamond Williams. Any donation in support of this scholarship will be greatly appreciated. Please make your donation payable to St. James A.M.E. Church (632 East Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31401) and in the memo section of your check, please indicate the Melissa I. F. Ilugbo Memorial Scholarship. Proceeds from this banquet will be presented to the Upward Bound Program at Savannah State University during their closing ceremony.