The Columbia Chapter of Links is extremely pleased to announce its 2012 Links Scholarship recipients. The students selected to receive its scholarship are among America’s best and brightest and have all demonstrated exceptional achievement and academic excellence.
The members of the Columbia Chapter of Links, Inc. recently met and honored their scholarship recipients at an elegant scholarship luncheon celebration at the Capital City Club in Columbia. The 2012 Columbia Links Scholar recipient’s are: Nathanial Abraham III, a graduate of W.J. Keenan High School, who will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall; Niya Anderson, a graduate of Lower Richland High School will enroll in the Honors College at Claflin University in August 2012; Franshawn Mack, a graduate of Lower Richland High School will enroll in South Carolina State University and Aleya Faulks, a graduate of Dreher High School will matriculate at the University of South Carolina/Columbia. Certificates of congratulations were presented to all of the dynamic recipients.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and communityuu leaders. The Links, Inc. has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually.
According to the chapter president, Mary Miller McClellan, the Columbia Chapter of Links is proud of its rich legacy of meaningful and purposeful services for the residents of the magnificent midlands. The Columbia Chapter was founded in 1952 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
The Links Scholarship Committee was chaired by Lorin Palmer and co chaired by Jill Davis.