SUWANEE, GA, September 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), today formally announced the recipient of its first Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) $10,000 Award. Established in 2004 and named after the late Charlotte Lemons, in honor of her unwavering devotion and commitment to public service, C.L.A.S.S. is a need based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors throughout the states of Georgia and Florida. ---
The goal of the C.L.A.S.S. Award is to give students in need of financial assistance the opportunity to further their education by relieving some of the financial burdens they face while pursuing a college degree. Since the program's creation, MADF has awarded numerous $1,000 grants annually, totaling in excess of $50,000. "I'm extremely pleased with the steps we've taken in accomplishing our goal," explains Mr. Donovan Quary Sr, MADF Founder and Executive Director. "However, this year, as we modestly celebrate ten years of serving our communities, we felt the need to challenge ourselves to do even more".
In conjunction with our annual $1,000 C.L.A.S.S. Awards, this year MADF decided to award one additional scholarship in the amount of $10,000 and we are thrilled to congratulate Ms. Kinsey Simpson on her selection. In keeping with the high standards and traditions of the scholarships' namesake, Kinsey was chosen not only for her exceptional transcripts, soaring letters of recommendation and a insightful, compelling essay; but also for her personal commitment to public service. Since 2006 Kinsey has devoted countless documented hours mentoring children in various after school programs, personally saving to fund sack lunches for the homeless on weekends, volunteering in nursing homes near her home, as well as tutoring children in her local Hispanic community. Kinsey is a 2013 Honors graduate of North Atlanta High School in Atlanta Georgia and is attending Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she plans to obtain degrees in Political Science and Psychology.
"I continue to beam with pride and joy each time we are able to provide assistance to an aspiring student to achieve their dreams. Their stories are very similar to my own, and the fact that my sister's name is associated with this ensures her giving spirit will never be forgotten. Celebrating 10 years of giving and creating a legacy helping children one child at a time is what we are about", says MADF Chairman and CFO Mr. Howard F. Lemons.
MADF, Inc., founded in 2003 by Donovan R. Quary Sr., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of underprivileged youth. Our goal is to revive hope, teach life-changing skills, and provide the love and attention our children need in order to become upstanding citizens in our society.
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