On June 20th, 100 Black Men of Orlando, will award four outstanding African-American Jones High School graduates with $5,000 scholarships to continue their education, at its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.
These students are chosen at the beginning of their high school career and are not students that are projected to be at the top of their class. Through motivation and mentoring, the students develop a commitment to academic excellence, as well as social and civic achievement.
This year’s honored students include:
* Brandon Finlay – President of the Jones High School Student Government Association. Brandon will attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and hopes to work in business management for a Fortune 500 company.
* Tiffani Floyd – member of the Jones High School Varsity Cheerleading squad. Tiffani will attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and hopes to become a pharmacist.
* Joanathan James – member of the Jones High School Varsity Football team. Joanathan is undecided on his college plans, but has scholarship offers from the University of Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Morehouse College. He hopes to become an Orthopedic Surgeon and work with athletes.
* Jammal Nicholas – Class of 2009 Valedictorian and member of the Marching Band and Concert Choir. He will attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and hopes to be an educator and teach music.
To date, 100 Black Men of Orlando, Inc. has awarded scholarships totaling $405,000 to Jones High School students.
The organization provides annual, renewable scholarships during the students’ entire four-year undergraduate term and graduate school should the student(s) decide to continue their education beyond their undergraduate studies.
This organization is unique and continues to be committed to students in the Central Florida community.