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Lauryn Brown Foundation's Pathway to Education Scholarship


The Lauryn Brown Foundation Pathway to Education Scholarship was established to ensure professional and personal development for continuous growth, advancement, and success through education, community involvement and mentoring. Additionally, the Pathwary to Education Scholarship was created in honor of Ms. Brown's late Grandmother, Wilene Gipson-Brown.

Willene Gipson Brown graduated from Concord High School in 1967 as the salutatorian. Thereafter, she graduated in 1970, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor's degree in English from Texas College and later received her Master's degree in Education from East Texas State University in 1972. She pursued a teaching career and taught in Lubbock, Texas, Bay City, Michigan, and throughout Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, and after 28 years of service she retired from her true calling, teaching.

The scholarship program provides scholarships annually to deserving students attending or soon to be attending an establishment of higher learning. Applicants sponsored by a Lauryn Brown Foundation, Inc. member are eligible for scholarships. The Lauryn Brown Foundation Scholarship Program Committee will annually determine the number and amount of scholarship given as funding warrants. This year, The Lauryn Brown Foundation is pleased to announce that two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two Graduating High School Seniors of Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties.

Applicants for The Lauryn Brown Foundation Scholarship Program must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution or technical vocational/trade school. The applicant must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (4.00 scale). Both female and male students are eligible. Applicant must be a graduating Senior.

Ready to apply?

Application deadline: April 1, 2020

The Pathway to Education Scholarship is currently accepting applications. The application deadline is April 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. 

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