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