History of the Greater
The Greater Manchester Black Scholarship Foundation is the realization of a dream, a father's dream that took form in 1974, when its founder Lionel W Johnson and a group of people who shared that dream officially organized. The first elected officers were: Frank Bishop Jr, Athenia Jones, Lionel W Johnson, Vanessa L.M. Johnson, other trustees were; Inez Bishop, Adelaide Dodge, Hilda Fleisher Peter Flood, George Hause, Kevin McAdams, Henry McLaughlin, James Reynolds, Madeline Sachez, Edward Shapiro, Rabbi Arthur Starr and Mervin Weston.
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Education is a necessity of a productive life, and we are eager and proud to be responsive to that need. We are energized by the progress and success of our endeavors. We acknowledge our diversity and the need to provide all students with opportunities for a higher education. During the past 31 years over 190 scholarship awards have been presented. Our vision is to continue to reach out to students around the state, be a network of information and address the increasing demand for financial assistance due to the rising cost of secondary education. Generous and faithful support allows us all to share the dream.
In 1997 the first Frank Bishop Sr. and E. Bruce Bynum annual scholarship awards were presented in memory of our very special longtime trustees. This year two worthy students have been recognized with these awards. Designated contributions towards existing scholarships can be made at any time throughout the year for future annual awards. The 16th Adelaide Dodge Award will be presented this year, made possible through the support of a bequest from the founding board member. An estate planner can assist you with a similar gift for the future, 'the gift that just keeps on giving', what a nice way to be remembered.. We are grateful to all the individuals and bussiness who purchased place in the Souvenir Book. Please feel free to contact any member for further information, make comments or suggestions.