John P. Franklin, Sr. 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Friday, May 24, 2019
Pictured, front row, left to right: Kameron Watson, Chris Ramsey (Scholarship chairman), Jalil Barnes and Nicholas Webber
Pictured, front row, left to right: Kameron Watson, Chris Ramsey (Scholarship chairman), Jalil Barnes and Nicholas Webber

The John P. Franklin, Sr. Achievement Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 by the Kappa Foundation of Chattanooga to honor his extraordinary life and achievements. Mr. John P. Franklin, Sr. was the first African-American elected official, and was a leader in the Chattanooga community for over 60 years.

"His legacy has touched and molded the lives of many as an educator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, elected government official, civic and community leader and devoted family man and Christian," officials said. "This year we awarded three $1,000 scholarships, which brings the total of JPF Scholarships awarded to 24." 

The John P. Franklin, Sr. Scholarship Fund is administered through the Community Foundation of Chattanooga. 

Below are the awardees for the eighth class of JPF Scholars:

Jalil Barnes – CSAS
Kameron Watson – McCallie
Nicholas Webber - CSAS

Rising male seniors should check with your guidance counselor or visit CFGC.org website in January 2020 to apply for JPF Scholarship next school year.  

Individuals who would like to make a tax-deductible donation, make your check payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.  In the memo section of your check, place JPF Scholarship Fund, and remit to the address below:
 
The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.
c/o BHSAA Scholarship Fund
1400 Williams Street
Chattanooga, TN  37408


Chattanooga State’s Helping Hands Fund Celebrates Triumph

Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Chattanooga Hosts Drive-by Parade For Scholarship Winners

Woolfitt Receives Lee’s Excellence In Scholarship Award


No doubt, the year 2020 thus far has been a year to remember. There is also no doubt that the generous support of Chattanooga State employees and donors will be remembered with gratitude. ... (click for more)

The senior class of 2020 may not be able to walk across the graduation stage or hold their diplomas up high alongside their peers. However, the 24 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Dr. William Woolfitt has been named the recipient of Lee University’s 2020 Excellence in Scholarship Award. President Paul Conn made this announcement during a recent faculty and staff meeting. ... (click for more)



Student Scene

Chattanooga State’s Helping Hands Fund Celebrates Triumph

No doubt, the year 2020 thus far has been a year to remember. There is also no doubt that the generous support of Chattanooga State employees and donors will be remembered with gratitude. #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, was launched on May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At Chattanooga State, the Helping Hands Fund ... (click for more)

Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Chattanooga Hosts Drive-by Parade For Scholarship Winners

The senior class of 2020 may not be able to walk across the graduation stage or hold their diplomas up high alongside their peers. However, the 24 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga scholarship winners are excited for a celebration all their own. The Ronald McDonald House in Chattanooga is hosting a drive-by parade for the recipients of their scholarship, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has Record 71 In Hospital With Coronavirus; Tennessee Has 25 More Deaths

The number of coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals has risen to the highest level yet - 71. That includes 37 from Hamilton County. The previous high was 65 on June 10. The number of those in Intensive Care has dropped back down to 17. Hamilton County has had 104 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 3,180. Deaths remain at 36. There ... (click for more)

UTC Commencement Ceremonies Are Canceled

UTC officials have canceled commencement ceremonies that had been postponed to August, due to COVID. Officials said, "Back in March when COVID-19 first made its way to Chattanooga, a conclusion was reached to postpone commencement ceremonies until August. We hoped the virus would run its course and that we could safely celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 in August. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mandates Are A Bluff - And Response (11)

Via something called an "Executive Order," the facemask mandate will go into effect in Hamilton County on Friday until Sept. 8. This is an illegal executive order and carries no legal weight. Those issuing it know this, which is why Jim Coppinger was too cowardly to issue it himself, but passed off the dirty deed to Dr. Paul Hendricks, who is not even a duly elected representative ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Made In His Image

Max Lucado, Pastor Emeritus of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, has been my favorite Christian author for many, many years. Fifteen years ago, he was named as The Best Pastor in the United States and his incredible gift is best found in the comforting words that he has used in almost 100 books. The experts tell us that today there are more than 135 million copies of Lucado’s ... (click for more)