The Chambers- McCain Foundation Announces New Scholarship Awards

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The Chambers- McCain Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards To Two African-American Male High School Seniors in the Greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area with $10,000, Four-Year College Scholarships

The Chambers-McCain Foundation of Beta Delta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity announced the scholarship recipients of the inaugural Beta Delta Boulé Scholarship program. Robert Dailey of Fort Mill and Jonathan C. Weaver of Tega Cay will each receive an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for four years (a total of $10,000) to assist with their college studies.

The Boulé Scholars Program is a coordinated effort between the Beta Delta Boulé and the Grand Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity to cultivate, celebrate, and promote academic excellence at every educational level—from elementary to postgraduate studies. The Beta Delta Boule Scholarship is similar in scope to the Boule Scholars Program; however, this is a local effort with recipients selected by the Beta Delta Boulé Scholarship Committee. This is a part of the fraternity’s social action agenda to engage in community service.

“The Chambers-McCain Foundation will help develop the next generation of leaders by providing financial support and mentorship,” said Robert Keene, President of the Chambers-McCain Foundation. “Our focus seeks to build a consistent and sustainable foundation for future success for these already impressive young men.”

The scholarship program will not only grant a monetary award to scholarship recipients but also provide much-needed mentorship from Beta Delta Boulé members throughout their undergraduate career. Members of Beta Delta Boulé, who are some of Charlotte’s most prestigious community and business leaders, will lend their extensive expertise and experience to scholarship recipients to ensure these young men are supported and encouraged in their academic and professional pursuits from now until graduation.

“We reviewed many qualified students for the scholarship,” said Ron Ancrum, co-Chair, Beta Delta Boulé Scholarship Committee. “Mr. Dailey and Mr. Weaver are outstanding scholars and very engaged in community service.”

These scholarship programs are about creating leaders and affecting tangible change in the community, one student at a time. The ultimate goal is for the scholarship program to merit the same level of prestige (or higher) that is associated with students selected as Rhodes Scholars.

Dailey has been admitted to Northeastern University and plans to study business. Weaver will attend Howard University and will study public policy. Both recipients graduated from Fort Mill High School in June and are active members of the Young Black Leadership Alliance (YBLA), an organization that often partners with the Chambers-McCain Foundation for fundraising and programming initiatives. The Beta Delta Boulé Scholarship will award scholarships annually to eligible African American males in the Charlotte community.

For scholarship eligibility requirements or general information about the Beta Delta Boulé Scholarship Program, visit www.chambers-mccain.org for additional details. For all media inquiries and interview requests, contact Jameka Whitten at 704.965.3297 or jameka@jswmediagroup.com.

About The Chambers-McCain Foundation

The Chambers-McCain Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is committed to cultivating, achieving, and sustaining the highest quality of life through an improvement in the areas of Leadership, Economic Development, Education and Social Development in the Greater Charlotte Community. The focused activities are around scholarship, mentoring, leadership development, and community capacity building. www.chambers-mccain.org.

About Beta Delta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, founded in 1904, is the first of the African American, Greek-letter Fraternities. There are approximately 5,318 active members and 139-member boulés across the country and in The Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Beta Delta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity was chartered in North Carolina in 1977.