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Riggins/McClurie Memorial Scholarship applications open

The Riggins/McClurie Memorial Sponsorship was started in honor of the life and legacy of McClurie Sampson, David Riggins and all past presidents and members of the Louisiana Municipal Black Caucus Association.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist first- and second-year undergraduate students with the burden of paying for higher education while also encouraging them to come back and promote their communities by striving for greatness. Must be a first or second-year undergraduate student in good standing. If an applicant is a first-year student, a letter of acceptance must be attached to application from the school of his or her choice.

The school must be in Louisiana. Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words on a topic of concern within their community, and upon completion of college what steps will they take to improve their community. Each submission must state the name of the Caucus Member and/or organization that recommended them. One submission per municipal organization. The member/municipality must be in good standing.

All applications must be electronically submitted to djjohnson2431@yahoo.com by July 31, 2021. The subject line should read “2021 Riggins/McClurie Memorial Scholarship.”