Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Awards Seven Academic Scholarships

MONROE-- An area fraternity came together this afternoon in the name of scholarship and education.

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held a scholarship banquet at the Monroe Civic Center.

Seven African American males were awarded scholarships to help with their collegiate endeavors.

Organizers say these scholarships are a small token to show that these young men have someone that believes in their potential, and recipients say they are grateful.

"The last 19-years, what we've done is offer financial aid to students that have been exceptional scholastically, also in extra-curricular activities, and need the financial help," says Dr. Richard Smith, Scholarship Banquet Chair. 

"I want to major in psychology to be a psychiatrist, so that's a pretty demanding field. I'm sure it will help me out a lot," says Joffré Hunter, Scholarship Recipient. 

"It helps me out a lot. It'll help me pay for books, and other stuff I need for school," says John Davis, Scholarship Recipient.

Seven 1-thousand dollar scholarships were awarded at the banquet.

Over the past 19-years, the fraternity has awarded 93-thousand dollars.
 



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