Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force held its 47th annual scholarship awards program on August 15, awarding 23 young people $50,000 in college scholarships.   About 100 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event as the students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. […]

Scholarship Awards Double from Last Year

Photo caption: Scholarship students (first row, left to right): Kiana Livingston, Bianca Kersellius, Haili Blassingame, Sequoia Lucas, and Najma Pettiford. (Second row, left to right): Tiffany Livingston, Roman Hamilton, Gary T. Hill, Tsahai Pettiford, and Attalah Shabazz. Not pictured: Asha Marshall and Marlon Mitchell.   Photo caption: Sequoia Lucas with some of her art. Photo caption: Tsahai Pettiford explains […]

High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Parents: Start College Planning Now!

The college and financial aid planning process can be a confusing puzzle, so SWNA’s Education and Scholarship Task Force invites high school students and their parents to an afternoon with Cynthia Hammond-Davis, a college and financial advisor who has helped many parents and students navigate the process of applying for and getting into college. Ms. Hammond-Davis will […]

Scholarship Recipient Heads for Sports Management Career

Terrence Williams, winner of the Friends of Southwest DC’s (FOS) $1,500 scholarship in 2011, completed a busy freshman year at Delaware State University in Dover and looks forward to continuing toward his goal of a career in sports management. A graduate of Bell Multicultural High School, Williams, 19, grew up here in Southwest and attended […]