Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events

By: Tecia G. Marshall

February 24, 2017

Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2017 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the STEM and scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8.  Events include a business expo, community coffee, alumni basketball game, prayer breakfast, all-white affair and talent showcase.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $70 and individual event tickets will be available as well.

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Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend

 

By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015

 

Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.

 

About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.

Contact

To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:

 

Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244

http://www.scsk12.org/schools/btwashington.hs/site/calendar.shtml

teciamarshall@gmail.com

marshallt1@scsk12.org

 

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Community Foundation of Greater Memphis – High School Scholarships 2014

Available Scholarships

The Community Foundation invites you to explore scholarship opportunities to help you achieve through education.

In 2014-15, the Community Foundation is offering 17 scholarships, most for graduating high school seniors who intend to enroll in a two- or four-year program at an accredited institution. Scholarships that are open to other students are noted (*). Most available scholarships fall in the $1,000-$2,000 range, and often several are awarded in each category.

Most applications are due April 1, 2014 with the exception of the Don Poier Memorial Scholarship, which is dueMarch 3, 2014. All applications should be submitted by mail to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

We suggest you read the Frequently Asked Questions before completing an application.

Please email Grants and Initiatives Associate Vanessa Langston or call her at (901) 722-0032 for more information.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust will offer three $5,000 diversity scholarships in 2014 to minority undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in the field of health care. Applications are due by February 28, 2014. Learn more.

For students attending specific high schools

Donors have created scholarship opportunities for students who attend the following high schools: Bolton, Booker T. Washington, Central, East, Fayette County public schools, Frayser, Kirby, Melrose, Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, Overton, Raleigh-Egypt, and Whitehaven. Please read each description carefully to determine your eligibility.

For students pursuing specific areas of study

We offer opportunities for students majoring in certain academic areas including music performance, broadcasting, journalism, math, science, engineering, and family or consumer science.

Other opportunities

There are several other scholarships open to students who fit certain criteria. These include opportunities for service-minded students, NAACP ACT-SO participants, students whose parents have disabilities, LeMoyne-Owen College students, young mothers, and parishioners at certain churches. Please explore each option to determine if you are eligible.