Senior Bishops of the three historical Black Methodist denominations: Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ), and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) – recently announced the establishment of several full tuition scholarships to Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are traditionally affiliated with these denominations.
At a special surprise assembly, Jan. 12, for the students at Normandy High school, the same school the late Michael Brown Jr. attended, the announcement of the ‘Michael Brown Change Foundation’ scholarship endowment fund was made.
The Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, president of the Empowerment Movement, who spent several months in Ferguson leading peaceful marches, town hall meetings, has partnered with the parents of Michael Brown Jr. and Methodist bishops to create scholarships for the underprivileged in Ferguson. The partnership brings together a combined membership base of 5.2 million people across the county.
Six full tuition scholarships to: Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA); Lane College (Jackson, TN); Miles College (Fairfield, AL); Texas College (Tyler, TX); Edward Waters College (Jacksonville, FL) and Oakwood College (Huntsville, Ala. will be awarded, in honor of Michael Brown, Jr. to 2015 graduates of Normandy who meet criterion set forth by the respective institutions.
Rev. Bryant vowed “not to forget the Michael Browns of the world,” so Empowerment will continue to offer support and address issues pertaining to civic and social disparities in America.