Alphas’ gala awards $18,000 to local students

March 14, 2024 by Special to The Commercial

Marshall Kelley, owner of Brown Funeral Home and Mortuary Service, was among Jewel honorees. (Special to The Commercial)

The Valentine’s Scholarship Fundraiser, hosted by the Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., filled the arena of the Pine Bluff Convention Center and provided scholarships to local students.

Sponsored by the Southeast Arkansas Jewel Foundation in Pine Bluff, the fundraiser awarded $18,000 in scholarships.

More than 650 people attended the gala, which included a catered meal, presentations, fellowship and dancing. This event, held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Feb. 9, distributed scholarships to benefit high school seniors in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County.

“Alpha Phi Alpha’s commitment to their National Initiative, Go to High School, Go to College, was evident through the scholarships awarded to deserving youth, underscoring the organization’s dedication to assisting students in achieving their educational aspirations. The Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter continues to set a high standard in the community when it comes to providing scholarship support to students in need,” according to a news release.