The Oak Ridge Chapter of Blacks in Government recently awarded $500 college scholarships to four local high school graduates, a U.S. Department of Energy press release said.
This yearâ€™s scholarship winners were Araya Johnson of Oak Ridge High School, Brionna Epes of Powell High School, Tessa Piety of Christian Academy of Knoxville, and Juaquoya McLaughlin of Bearden High School.
With support from the DOE Oak Ridge Office, the Oak Ridge Chapter of BIG provides scholarships from funds donated by private and corporate sponsors along with ticket sales resulting from an annual scholarship luncheon, the press release said.
Local BIG member and DOE-ORO employee Jamell Fulcher organizes the scholarship program each year. He said community support for the scholarship program gets better and better each year.
BIG is a nonprofit organization that is more than 30 years old, and it strives to promote equality in all aspects of American life and excellence in public service.
For more information on joining the Oak Ridge Chapter of BIG, contact Fulcher at (865) 574-3675.