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African-American Heritage Committee awards scholarships

By | March 2, 2007

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Lackland Air Force Base, Texas — Three scholarships were awarded Feb. 24 by the African-American Heritage Committee, totaling $2,200.

Deanna Belleny, Corey Betz and Nicole Bonham received scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.

The scholarship winners were announced during the annual African-American Heritage Scholarship Banquet at the Gateway Club.

Ms. Belleny, who received a $500 scholarship, plans to get her major in journalism, with a double major in Spanish and French, from the University of Houston.

Mr. Betz, the recipient of a $700 scholarship, plans to earn his bachelor's degree in engineering through the Prairie View A&M University.

The $1,000 scholarship recipient, Ms. Bonham, plans to pursue a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on elementary education through the University of Texas at San Antonio.

According to Shirley Jones, AAHC project manager, through the hard work of the committee and support from leadership, this year's scholarships surpassed those of previous years.

The committee was able to raise enough money from various events throughout a two-month period to offer three scholarships, compared to two scholarships from previous years. Fund raising events ranged from fashion shows to golf tournaments to a talent night. 

(Courtesy of the AAHC)