Event Overview

Since 1993, we have awarded more than 150 scholarships to Chapel Hill and Orange County high school and college students. These students have demonstrated a commitment to community involvement and improvement through their civic, educational and religious activities. We look forward to your continued supports of our efforts to help these deserving students at our upcoming virtual event.


This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Bishop L. Gene Hatley. Our funding goal is to award 15-20 non-renewable scholarships. Our ambitious goal can only be achieved with the strong support of the community. This virtual event will highlight our work and showcase the awards recipients. The agenda is below. If you have purchased a ticket please expect an email containing the event link and password. If you did not get the link and password, please send an email to for support.

flag presentation
Orange County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard

Opening Remarks
Bishop L. Gene Hatley

Master of Ceremonies

Rev. Mark Royster, Sr.

lift every voice and sing
U.s. Navy band

Ms. Danita Mason-Hogans

Dr. Leah Cox

echoes from the Chancellor
Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill

MLK Message
Ms. Dawna Jones
musical selection
Kyle Rodriguez

Accompanied by Kyle Ballentine

MLK Message
Pam Hemminger

Mayor, Chapel Hill

MLK Message
Damon Seils

Mayor, Carrboro

MLK Message
Rep. David E. Price

U.S. Representative for NC's 4th congressional district

greetings from 2021 scholarship recipient
Mr. Kameron Walker

Bridge Builder Awards
Ms. Lillian Lee and ms. delores bailey

Presented to Brown Girls Rock and Kari Hamel/Seiji Stanford

Citizenship Award
Ms. Delores Bailey

Presented to Ms. Eugenia Floyd

Keynote Speaker introduction
Dr. Angela Coleman

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, North Carolina Central University

Dr. Elmira Mangum

CEO of EM Plus 3, LLC

musical selection
Kyle Rodriguez

Accompanied by Kyle Ballentine

Bishop L. Gene Hatley

Master of Ceremonies

Rev. Marcus McFaul