New, Promise Keepers Scholarship offered

New, Promise Keepers Scholarship offered

T he African-American Alumni Council’s (AAAC) Promise Keepers scholarship was established for African-Americans enrolled at Georgia College. The opportunity is offered by an anonymous donor, who wanted a scholarship to mirror the AAAC Keepers of the Promise Award presented during Alumni Weekend.

This special award is given by the AAA Council, recognizing minority alumni or minority friends of Georgia College for their outstanding commitment to creating educational and social opportunities for others through personal sacrifice by overcoming challenging obstacles. 

Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman and AAAC President Debra Minor with Dr. Lucretia Coleman (center) receiving the Keepers of the Promise Award.
Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman and AAAC President Debra Minor with Dr. Lucretia Coleman (center) receiving the Keepers of the Promise Award.

The selection of award nominees is determined by individuals who empower others by exhibiting peace, forgiveness, love and acceptance towards all; exemplify exceptional strength, courage and integrity during adversity, risking their lives to protect, serve and promote equality among social and educational injustices; and encourage and mentor others to serve as community “think tank” leaders, positioning the next generation of minorities for upward success.  

“The scholarship creation process was rightfully rigorous to ensure the donor's desires align with the mission of AAAC and Keepers of the Promise Award,” said Demetrius Nelson, vice president of AAAC. “The name came from God being a keeper of his promise to all of us, as he is truly the promise keeper.” 

“We hope this scholarship will bless Black or African-American individuals who meet the established criteria in assisting to alleviate some financial weight of pursuing a higher education. We believe that such a gift can get them one step closer to their career dreams.”
– Demetrius Nelson

“We hope this scholarship will bless Black or African-American individuals who meet the established criteria in assisting to alleviate some financial weight of pursuing a higher education,” said Nelson. “We believe that such a gift can get them one step closer to their career dreams.”

The goal is to raise $10,000 by Oct. 30,2020. The AAAC will begin awarding scholarships to five students in Spring 2021.

“It is our hope for the recipients of this scholarship that they will proactively and progressively demonstrate these criteria as college students,” he said. “Anything that is bigger than us is never easy, but it is worth it.”

To donate to the Promise Keepers Scholarship, visit: https://crowdthunder.gcsu.edu/project/21789. Or, you can mail a check to Georgia College, P.O. Box 96, Milledgeville GA 31061. To learn more about this scholarship, contact: Trejuan “Tre’ Johnson at: Trejuan.johnson@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8665.