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The Robert Coleman/Dr. Leroy Patrick scholarship is annually awarded to racial-ethnic undergraduate students who are recommended by their church pastor or the director of a validated mission agency of Pittsburgh Presbytery. The awards are distributed through the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC), Pittsburgh Chapter.
Announcing the 2015 Coleman-Patrick Scholarship Recipients
In 2015, the awards were funded through the December "Celebration of Joy" held at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
, the "Second Annual Torchbearers Luncheon" honoring elders held at the offices of Pittsburgh Presbytery
, and the congregations of the Pittsburgh Presbytery
. The students were awarded a sum of $9,558. The six recipients are: Alan Hord, attending Penn State University; Earl Hord, attending University of Pittsburgh; Maya Lee McCray, attending Penn State University; Shakinah Perry, attending Penn State University; Diamond Ricketts, attending Chatham University; and Shamon Walker, attending Westminster College. Members of the Pittsburgh NBPC
express thanksgiving to all who contributed to the scholarship in support of this ministry that emphasizes the importance of post-secondary education and encourages the youth in our communities. Please pray for our students as they work toward scholastic achievement this year!
Members and Ruling Elders of the NBPC, Pittsburgh Chapter: Blanche Bennett, Mary Evans, Maryn Formley Co-Chair), Judith Jerry, Harriette McCray, Alan Perry (Chair), and Barbara Rice