A new generation of leaders
Under the leadership of Judge Merl Code (No. 94), United Way of Greenville County’s African American Leadership group was founded in 1999 and has since contributed over $5 million to improving education and economic mobility in our community.
In conjunction with the group’s 20th anniversary in 2019, the AAL Scholarship Fund was launched to help outstanding African American students achieve their post-secondary education goals. The program has now awarded more than $75,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Greenville County.
In honor of our centennial year, eight students received $5,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of higher education.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Claire Barnes, Southside High School | Allen University
Ramiah Dogan, Christ Church Episcopal School | Davidson College
Korbin Ferguson, Mauldin High School | North Carolina A&T State University
Haley Jackson, Mauldin High School | Lander University
Antonio Kirksey, Greenville High School | University of Mount Union
Jonathan Luines, Legacy Early College | University of South Carolina
Jalyn Owens, Riverside High School | University of South Carolina
Blake Sands, Mauldin High School | University of South Carolina