The Malcolm Frierson Foundation was founded in 2006 as a non-profit public charity. Its mission is to promote the academic success of African American youth. The Foundation highlights leadership, service, and appreciation of African American life and culture.
The Marcus Garvey Scholarship Program honors the Jamaican-born activist and organizer who served as the voice of uplift for millions of African descendants worldwide in the early twentieth century. Outstanding high school seniors who share Garvey’s spirit of leadership, service, and appreciation of Black life and culture are invited to apply for the $1,000 annual award. Applications will be available in late spring.
Congratulations to Danielle J. at Spelman College, recipient of the 2019-2020 Marcus Garvey Scholarship award!
The Earnest Frierson Memorial Scholarship recognizes the life and contributions of one of Mississippi's most loyal sons. Born in Tupelo in 1943, Earnest Frierson earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University, respectively. He championed initiatives that promised to improve Jackson - the city in which he resided for more than fifty years - and the state of Mississippi at large. Rooting for local and state sports teams provided him joy. Before retiring as an educator, Earnest Frierson supported his four children through graduation from Jim Hill High School and three Mississippi colleges/universities.
The Earnest Frierson Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $500 award. Outstanding seniors at Jim Hill High School who will become first-time college freshmen in the same year as their high school graduation are invited to apply. Applications will be available in late spring.
IN THE PRESS
"Mississippi Burning: African Americans and the Vote in Mississippi"
Public Lecture hosted by North Lake College
Thursday, March 5
2:00 - 3:00PM
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Building A, Room 206
Irving, TX 75038