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Scholarship Ministry About the Henry McNeal Scholarship Ministry

The love for children and concern for the future are key factors that initiated the creation of the Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship Ministry in 1984. The goal of the Scholarship Ministry was to provide financial support for high school graduates of Turner Memorial and was first envisioned by Mrs. Cleo H. White. When she approached then Pastor Rev. Goodwin Douglas with the idea he was ecstatic and said, “Praise the Lord!” He enthusiastically embraced the idea and pledged his support.

Rev. Douglas’ first action was to select members of what would be the scholarship committee. Each person that he asked to serve accepted without hesitation. Clearly, a scholarship ministry for students by and for the congregation was immediately received positively since there was such a need amongst members. Members saw contributing to the ministry as an excellent practice of stewardship and an investment in the future of our youth- indeed an investment in the future of our country.

Pastor Douglas suggested that we name the scholarship ministry in honor of Henry McNeal Turner, twelfth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. We felt it appropriate to follow the lead of our congregation’s founders who made this church a memorial to Bishop Turner. Henry McNeal Turner was a seeker of knowledge and lover of learning. He wrote the first catechism for the A.M.E. Church and was responsible for publishing many other books and printed materials. He was a fierce supporter of Black Nationalism and emigration of Black people to Africa.

The Scholarship Ministry is grateful to all who continue to contribute to the work of this ministry. The words of encouragement, the wishes for success, and the gifts of time and money are all of great value to our students. It takes each of us to fulfill the dream for a better future.

Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship Recipients Over The Years:

1984

  • Valeria Gary
  • Elaine Gregg
  • Alonzo Newby

1985

  • Lashon Brown
  • Renee Coble
  • Bernard Middleton
  • Lashawn Moton
  • Jewell Nesmith

1986

  • Michael Johnson
  • Wanda Watson
  • Patrick Watson
  • Calvin Gray
  • Gary Johnson
  • Theodore Wimberly

1987

  • Jacqueline Cooper
  • Beth Douglas
  • Monique Jiggetts
  • Tawanda Keels
  • Derrick Marrow
  • Marjorie Marsh

1988

  • Mark Coble
  • Richard Flanagan
  • Robert Gregg
  • Regina Grimmett
  • Benjamin Marsh
  • Monica McGill
  • Theodore Moton
  • Kai Newby
  • Robyn Stanley
  • Debra Wimberly
  • Nicole Spann
  • Reginald Parker

1989

  • Robert Rogers
  • Dwayne Smallwood
  • Tina Yuille

1990

  • Douglas Douglas
  • Ira Grimmett
  • Sean Morrow
  • Ocieola Newby
  • DeAndra Brown

1991

  • Amos Brunson IV
  • Alexis Flanagan
  • Lisa Gilliam
  • Donald Henderson II
  • Alfred Strange

1992

  • Candra Flanagan
  • Autumn Mazyck
  • Elizabeth Newman
  • James Strange

1993

  • Sinisha Abney
  • David T. Austin IV
  • Thia Brown
  • Craig Estes
  • Darryl Gilliam
  • Kristal Smallwood
  • Tiffany Yuille

1994

  • Jermaine Smith
  • Vincent Washington
  • Nicole Wilds

1995

  • Brian Douglas
  • Rebekah Holland
  • Larry Barrow II
  • Lamont Lowery
  • Tannese N. Williams

1996

  • Marcus Ingraham
  • Kenneth Roberson
  • Matthew Douglas
  • Tannika Richardson
  • Cyrus Washington Jr.

1997

  • Jaymal Carroll
  • Krista Flanagan
  • Kyla Flanagan
  • Andre Smallwood

1998

  • Elita Emerson
  • Brooke Ingraham
  • William Montgomery

1999

  • Adia Burriss
  • Marquia Davis
  • Eleisha Flanagan
  • Chandelle Ivy
  • Leslie Mazyck
  • Shannon Todd
  • Dana McClary

2000

  • Robert Spinner
  • Corey Harrison

2001

  • John Barrow
  • Nikesha Davis
  • Carian Gray
  • Kevai Newby
  • Tiffany Starks

2002

  • Melvyn Ivy II
  • Rachael Keels
  • Ashley Morrow

2003

  • Emmanuel Burriss
  • Terrance Davis
  • Kimberly Goines
  • Chanel Holland
  • Nelson Orellanna
  • Clinton Rayfield

2004

  • Juan Curtis II
  • Taylor Ferguson

2005

  • Alex Ferguson
  • Wayne Galery
  • Angela Goines
  • Jeffery Scott

2006

  • Cerise Ashe
  • Elijah Babil
  • Cameron Brown
  • Jaida Reynolds

2007

  • Robert Ashe
  • Matthew Curtis
  • Alena Joseph
  • Javai Morrow

2008

  • Anthony Cross Jr.
  • Derrick Jackson

2009

  • Anna Daniel
  • Chelsey Jackson
  • Kevin Hawkins
  • Jeremiah Quarles
  • Tori Simmons

2010

  • Troy Browne

2011

  • Demetrius Quarles

2012

  • Jacquan Clark
  • Andrew Cross
  • Kendall Tyson
  • Kayla Reynolds
  • Airen Washington
  • Sydney Hawkins

2013

  • Exhalia Grady

2014

  • Troy Green
  • Sydney Rodriguez
  • Ennil Wilson
  • Kenya Reese

2015

  • Zawadi Carroll
  • Dominique Green

2016

  • Chance Cauthen
  • Joshua Gist
  • Elijah Murphy

2017

  • Darrien Bernett
  • Kenneth Carroll
  • Kory Gaines
  • Sierra Green
  • Jordan Waters
  • Sandra Tembi

2018

  • Ann Marie Bingley
  • Noela Mbab
  • Zora Iman Seals
  • Sydney Waters

2019

  • Jonathan Weathers
  • Ololade Ilori
  • Fayola Jean