Church awards new scholarships

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Alexis Williams


From Contributed Reports

Monday, July 9, 2018

Ebenezer Baptist Church is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Joyce N. Walker Scholarship.

In 2017, the Ebenezer Deaconess Ministry established the Joyce N. Walker Scholarship Fund to honor the memory and legacy of first lady Joyce N. Walker. Walker was a strong advocate for education. Having founded the EBC Child Care Center, she positively impacted the lives of hundreds of youth. Displaying a smile and a “can do” attitude, she motivated youth and adult alike to strive to be their best selves. Walker will always be remembered for her perseverance, which she supported by her favorite scripture, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

Two scholarships of $500 each were recently presented to two outstanding young ladies, Zakia Pollard and Alexis Williams.

Zakia Pollard is a rising sophomore at N.C. Central University and has maintained a 3.166 grade point average. She is a member of several campus organizations. Pollard is majoring in criminal justice and plans to become a lawyer.

Alexis Williams is a rising junior at Winston Salem State University. She is also actively involved in campus and community organizations. Williams is pursuing a degree in nursing and wants to become a nurse anesthetist. She has a 3.31 grade point average.

The Joyce N. Walker Scholarship is awarded to students who have been actively involved in Ebenezer’s Youth Ministry for at least one year and who plan to continue their education at a 2- or 4-year postsecondary school. We are proud of Zakia and Alexis and wish them continued success.