Applications available for the SSUNAA DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Program

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Alumni Chapter of Savannah State University National Alumni Association Scholarship Award is provided annually to deserving, graduating high school seniors and college students residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, in need of financial assistance to attend Savannah State University.

To qualify for this award, students must qualify for financial aid from Savannah State University and have at least a C+ average during their high school/college career. Financial assistance up to a maximum of $2,000.00 per year will be awarded to entering freshmen. For a returning student a maximum $1,500.00 per year will be awarded. An additional $500.00 maximum will be awarded to students maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA, and/or scoring a combined math and verbal (critical reading) score of 1000 or above on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or a composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT). Continuing college students must reapply for the scholarship by March 31 of each year.

Visit dcchapter.ssunaa.org/scholarship/ for more information and to download an application.

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter members participate in the National Wreaths Across America Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite icy, cold and rainy weather conditions volunteers from the SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter turned out for the 2016 Wreaths Across America remembrance event.
Photo provided by A. Kent

By Absolon Kent
Member, SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter

ARLINGTON, Va. — Volunteers from the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington DC Chapter were among the more than 44,000 volunteers who turned out in the icy, cold and rainy weather conditions to help lay 245,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, during the Wreaths Across America remembrance event.

Low temperatures, sleet and freezing rain caused the program organizers to cancel the pening ceremony for the event, but the conditions did not stop the volunteers who placed the more than 400 truckloads of wreaths that were transported from across the country by volunteer drivers using donated trucking and diesel.

2016 marked the 25th year that wreaths have been placed by volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery. The program grew to be a nationwide event to honor and remember fallen veterans and their service. In 1992, Morrill Worcester , a wreath maker from Maine, had 5,000 extra wreaths, and decided to bring them to Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen veterans. Worcester brought 5,000 wreaths to Arlington without any fanfare for 13 years, but in 2007 the not-for-profit organization, Wreaths Across America was formed. This year, according to Wreaths Across America, volunteers conducted wreath-laying ceremonies and placed 1.2 million remembrance wreaths at 1,228 veterans cemeteries and various other locations in all 50 states.

The theme for this year’s event was #SayTheirNames. This year after placing a wreath, volunteers were encouraged to pause to read the headstone and to say the veteran’s name out loud to honor the memory of that military member.

Originally posted at dcchapter.ssunaa.org

SSUNAA Washington DC Chapter set to participate in the Wreaths Across America 2016

WASHINGTON — Members of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association Washington, DC, Chapter will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America program, an event that aims to place 500,000 wreaths on veterans’ graves this year. The SSUNAA will be part of a larger group of capital-area alumni associations, corporate groups, and individual volunteers that are laying wreaths on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 17. For more information about the event visit dcchapter.ssunaa.org.

 

 

Savannah State University National Alumni Association District of Columbia Chapter set to host annual Crab Feast Fundraiser

WASHINGTON – The Savannah State University National Alumni Association District of Columbia Chapter will host the Crab Feast Fundraiser, on Saturday, July 14 at LaFountaine Bleu (7963 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD) from 2-6 p.m. Tickets proceeds will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund.

The SSUNAA District of Columbia Chapter annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students in need of financial assistance who reside in the DC area to attend Savannah State University.

The purpose of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association is to promote the welfare of Savannah State University and to assist in advancing the mission and goals of the university’s administration.

For information on becoming a member of the District of Columbia Chapter, call Mr. Clifford Wilborn at (703) 489-5932.

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Savannah State University National Alumni Association District Of Columbia Chapter Presents 2012-13 Scholarships

WASHINGTON – The Savannah State University National Alumni Association District of Columbia Chapter recently awarded its 2012-13 DC Chapter scholarships to Sierra Ross, Josh Duiguid, and Sanjay A. Hines, seniors at Savannah State University.

During the May 19 presentation at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, the chapter also honored 2012 Savannah State University graduates Brittany Livingston and Dené Richardson, previous recipients of chapter scholarships.  Livingston was awarded a B.S.W. in Social Work and Richardson earned a B.S. in Biology.  Both were on hand at the presentation and became members of the chapter, joining the scholarship and membership committees.

The SSUNAA District of Columbia Chapter annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students in need of financial assistance who reside in the DC area to attend Savannah State University.

The purpose of the Savannah State University National Alumni Association is to promote the welfare of Savannah State University and to assist in advancing the mission and goals of the university’s administration.

For information on becoming a member of the District of Columbia Chapter, call Mr. Clifford Wilborn at (703) 489-5932.

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