The Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Foundation Fundraiser

The BRM Reunion Choir is sponsoring a Fundraising Dinner and fellowship on May 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. at the Con-Ed Family Resource Center – 3rd Floor, located at 714 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Tickets are $50.00 per person or $350.00 per table. Sponsorships are welcomed. The attire is white.

This Scholarship Foundation was established in 2011 as a memorial to Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell, Jr. to perpetuate his legacy of love for God, his family, his church, his community, and education for all. This Foundation is designed to provide a scholarship each year to a graduating senior who meets the criteria and has been accepted by an accredited college. The scholarship is paid by the Foundation to the institution in which the recipient is enrolled and the institution determines how it is applied, i.e. tuition, books, etc.

Scholarship applications are available from the office of any Savannah Chatham County Public School System high school counselor. Completed applications go to the Savannah Community Foundation for preliminary screening with final review and decision by the Scholarship Committee.

Previous scholarship recipients are: Ayanna Gunn in 2013 who is attending Clark College; Winter Beaton in 2014 who is at- tending Spelman College; Jumetrius Bishop in 2015 who is attending Savannah State University. The 2016 recipient will be announced in May.

The support of the community is solicited for this worthy event so The Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Foundation can continue to award scholarships. Tickets are available at Lester’s Florist located at 2100 Bull Street or by contacting Mrs. Betty T. Mitchell at (912) 920-8272.

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