National Black Grads Presents Scholarships to Inland Students

National Black Grads Presents Scholarships to Inland Students

Fontana, CA

On Saturday April 1st, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the National Black Grads will present “It Takes A Village” 2017 Scholarship Celebration that will take place on Saturday April 1st, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jessie Turner Center, 15556 Summit Avenue, Fontana. This event is open to the public with a $15 donation, but seating is limited. 

During the celebration, more than 35 high school seniors from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties will be awarded scholarships. The “It Takes a Village” Scholarship event will give family members, educators and members of the community an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of local African American students. 

One of the most highly anticipated parts of the ceremony will be Academic College Reveals. During this part of the celebration, students will make final decisions on their college/university choice. 

More than 100 seniors from high schools across the Inland Empire applied for the "It Takes A Village" Scholarship. The scholarship donors are comprised of local organizations, businesses and individuals who desire to see Inland Empire students thrive in their educational goals and aspirations. Representatives from each donor organization will be in attendance. 

This year’s special guests include, Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Ted Alejandre and Riverside County Office of Education, Chief Academic Officer Cynthia Glover. 

The “It Takes a Village” Scholarship celebration is sponsored by the Black Voice Foundation along with New Life Christian Church of Fontana. It foreshadows the Inland Empire High School Black Graduation Recognition Ceremony—the largest Black Graduation Recognition Ceremony in Southern California. It will be held this year on May 4th beginning at 6pm at the Ontario Convention Center. For more information please contact National Black Grads directly at

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