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In the Father to Child Summer Camp Behind Bars program, kids can bond with their fathers while staying at a campground near prison. Geray Williams, an inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., gets a hug from his son Sanchez during the weeklong camp in 2010. (AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen)

For Children of Incarcerated Parents will host its 4th Annual Awards ceremony to honor and award six $2,500 scholarships and $250 book awards to area students. The ceremony will be held at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, on July 30 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Awardees are all students from the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area who will be attending a number of prestigious universities across the country. The event is free and open to the public. The 2015 scholars are: Marshawne Stokes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Maryland; Mahni Hellams, Eastern Senior High School, D.C.; DeRonte Craig, Northwestern High School, Maryland; Autumn, Huntingtown High School, Maryland; Sadiah Crawford, Calvin Coolidge High School, D.C.; and Divine Brooks, Indian River High School, Virginia.

For more information, contact Yasmine Arrington by phone at 202-813-5439 or by email at yarrington@elon.edu.