17 Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

Photo caption: Benjamin Sands holding the original saxophone sponsored by his SWNA scholarship. Photo caption: Scholarship alumni (L to R): Kirstin Jones, Jamal Jones, Mary Early, and Rhonda Hamilton. Photo caption: 2016 scholarship recipients (front row L to R): Nicolas Moses, Alysha Berry, Haili Blassingame, and Kiana Livingston. (Back row L to R): Tantania Brown, […]

Two SWDC Residents Receive Scholarship

(photo caption: Marlon Mitchell pictured with his laptop.) (photo caption: Yurlee Tinsley with his computer.) On the first Saturday this year, I was lucky enough to meet two delightful young men, natives of Southwest DC and the recipients of scholarships funded by Friends of Southwest DC and subsequently awarded through SWNA. Marlon Mitchell attends Kent […]

SWNA Education Task Force Awards Student Scholarships

On Aug. 16, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education Task Force (formerly Scholarship Committee) celebrated its 40th year of awarding scholarships to students living in Southwest DC. The awards ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where more than 40 guests, including former scholarship recipients, gathered to meet this year’s recipients. Since 1974, the SWNA […]