The Diocese of Camden Black Catholic Ministries Commission, under the guidance of newly appointed Black Catholic Ministries and Cultural Diversity Coordinator Cherryl L. Summers, announces the winners of the 2019 Scholarship Contests.
The commission’s scholarship committee interviewed 19 students for the seven available scholarships. Five one-time awards of $3,000 each were given to Diocese of Camden elementary school students entering Catholic high schools in the diocese. Two one-time awards of $2,500 each were given to Diocese of Camden high school students entering college in September. Students were chosen based on their academics, activities, recommendation letters, autobiography and interviews.
College scholarship winners Michael Daniel and Stephen Malloy are graduating from Paul VI High School, Haddonfield.
High school scholarship winners Chiemeka Chukwueke and Uchenna Obasi are graduating from Saint Joseph Pro-Cathedral School, Camden.
Zharia Harris-Waddy is graduating from Saint John Paul II Regional School, Stratford.
Isabela Lopez is graduating from Cape Trinity Catholic Regional School, North Wildwood.
Miranda Holder will graduate from Saint Mary School, East Vineland.
Funding for the scholarships comes from Black Catholic Ministries Commission’s annual dinner dance and from a Black and Indian Mission Office Grant.