SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BENEFACTORS
In appreciation of the generous contributions to our Scholarship Program, PFA Foundation extends a heartfelt thanks to this year’s Benefactors. Their vitally important support and extraordinary giving is paying major educational dividends in the lives of Pine Forge Academy students. Through shared commitment, we are all pulling together to provide the financial assistance needed to advance the education our Scholars so they can achieve their dreams.
ROBERT L. BOOKER SOCIAL and COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactors: Robert Booker Family and Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: Clifford Fields
In Honor of: Mr. Robert Booker, Historian, Teacher, School Administrator and consummate mentor to hundreds of students during his tenure at PFA.
Criteria: The student must be a full-time student entering either the 11th (junior) or the 12th (senior) grades. The student must demonstrate exceptional interest and promise in the study of Social Studies or History; maintain and overall GPA of 3.65 or higher in the areas of Social Studies or History; and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher while in attendance at PFA. The student must show a strong interest in, or serve as an advocate for social and community change and societal issues and consistently practices positive Christian-centered leadership traits which positively improve the student-life campus environment and the larger community.
CHARLES L. BROOKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Gladys Brooks $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: Marcel Mattox
In Honor of: Her late husband, Elder Charles L. Brooks
Criteria: For an outstanding returning student with excellent achievement in English or Music as verified by the Business Office and Academic Registrar. There is no GPA requirement.
ED BURNS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Ed Burns $500
Scholarship Recipient: Asher Waite
Criteria: This scholarship is for a deserving student based on financial need, as verified by the Business Office, with an interest in technology; and the student must have an overall GAP of 3.0 to be eligible.
REYNOLDS CALEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactors: Mary Harris Caleb “66” $500
Scholarship Recipient: Cole Mattox
In Memory of: Reynolds Caleb
Criteria: This scholarship is for a student that majors in religion and loves poetry. There is no GPA requirement.
WILLIAM L. and LAURA E. CHEATHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: W. L. Cheatham Estate $500
Scholarship Recipient: Alejea Ernest
In Honor of: William L. and Laura E. Cheatham
Criteria: This scholarship is for a Junior student who exhibits excellent citizenship and academic achievement and a demonstrated financial need, as verified by the Business Office. There is no GPA requirement.
CLEVELANDERS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart $1,000
Criteria: The student must be a full-time student at Pine Forge Academy for the academic year in which he/she is nominated who will be entering either the 9th (freshman), 10th (sophomore), 11th(junior) or the 12th (senior) the following year from a Cleveland, Ohio church only. The student must have letters of recommendations demonstrating they were a youth leader in their local hometown church in Cleveland, Ohio. The student must evidence they consistently support and uphold Christian principles and consistently practice positive Christian- centered leadership traits. Financial needs must be evidenced and verified by the PFA Business Office. In addition, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and is consistently respected as a positive influence on the campus by faculty, staff, peers and the community at large.
ELDER and MRS WALTER W. and MAYBELLE L. FORDHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactors: Elder Robert & Audrey Booker $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: Taylor Long
In Honor of: Elder & Mrs. Walter W. Fordham
Criteria: For a Junior student returning for their Senior year who exhibits high spiritual leadership. There is no GPA requirement.
FURMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactors: Lois & Frederic Furman $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: William Mattox
In Memory of: Their Husband and Father Benjamin Furman
Criteria: This scholarship is for a student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, whose interest is in Teaching, Education and/or Administration.
JOHN K. and LINDA GRIER SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: John K. and Linda Grier $2,000 (2 awards at $1,000 each)
Scholarship Recipient: Solomon Williams
Criteria: For a Sophomore, Junior or Senior from a single parent household, with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA in the College Prep field of study. The student has been recognized as an Outstanding Citizen. The student must submit additional documentation demonstrating Outstanding Citizenship Award Letter, as required by the benefactor.
MARIE THOMAS HAGUE STUDENT HOUSING ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: Kayla Wilson
Criteria: The student must matriculate as a full-time student for the current academic year; and maintain and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is designed for the student needing assistance to meet their housing needs to stay on the campus. They should be a students that works at least 10 hours per week on campus to supplement their school costs or show evidence of working during summers to help pay for their PFA education. Proof of summer job should accompany scholarship application.
BEVERLY A. JOHNSON TO GOD BE THE GLORY SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Ms. Aisha L. Morman $1,000
In Honor of: Her mother, Mrs. Beverly Johnson, an educator who had a personal passion in the studies of Theology.
Criteria: This scholarship is for a female returning senior student with major in English or Religion. She must have a Minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need as verified by the Business Office; and submit an essay relevant to English or Religion as to why the student should receive the scholarship as requested by the benefactor (not to exceed 5 pages).
LESTER PALMER OUTSTANDING EFFORT SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactors: Elton Lester, Esq. & Shelton Palmer, Esq. $1,500
Scholarship Recipient: Miracle Smith
In Memory of: Their mothers, Rosa L. Lester and Willie L. Palmer, who were strong and avid supporters of Christian education.
Criteria: This scholarship is for a Junior returning for their Senior year with a demonstrated financial need as verified by the Business Office. The student must exemplify the Christian principles of Pine Forge Academy and have an overall GPA of no greater than 3.3 and submit a 2-page essay of why they should get the scholarship, as required by the benefactor.
DESIGNATED AWARD: NILES JONES MATH SCHOLARSHIP
Benefactor: Niles-Jones $1,000
Scholarship Recipient: Brianna Hayden
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
PFA Foundation takes great pride in supporting the commitment to educating generations of young leaders at Pine Forge Academy. The encouragement and expectation of academic excellence is a key driver that motivates our students to do their best. Their leadership and enthusiasm to succeed deserves our sincere congratulations.