AFAM Scholarship Application
CLAYDON HAYWARD BARRON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established by the family of Mr. Claydon H. Barron (1942 -2001), this endowed scholarship will serve to honor the memory of a devoted husband (Mary Barron), father (Lawanna Barron), humanitarian, and business entrepreneur. Mr. Barron, a native of Valdosta, Georgia, was a member of one of the first classes to graduate from Pinevale High School and was the first African American appointed to the Valdosta City Board of Education, serving ten years. A master businessman, Mr. Barron founded the Azalea City Bail Bonding Company, the Azalea City Limousine Service, and the Barron’s Insurance Agency. One of his many accomplishments that brought him great satisfaction was his affiliation with the Smooth Ashlar Grand Lodge York Rite Masons. The National Grand Lodge bestowed upon him the 33rd Degree Masonry. This scholarship continues to encourage the tradition of a respectable work ethic, perseverance and academic excellence.
Scholarship Amount and Method of Payment:
The successful applicant will receive $750.00 or more to be paid directly to the college or university for tuition and fees. This scholarship is not automatically renewable. The Barron Family, the Office of African American Studies and the Advisory Selection Committee will declare a recipient or no more than two recipients each academic year through the submission of applications. Applications will be available through the Office of African American Studies from October 1st through January 31st of each year.
Applicants must be African American Studies (AFAM) Minors who have demonstrated academic excellence at VSU. The recipient must also be a full time VSU student enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or first year graduate student.
Please submit the following: Application form, official VSU transcript, one letter of recommendation from a university professor from whom you have taken a class, a recent photograph (for publicity purposes), and an ESSAY of 300-500 words describing:
How a college education will enable (or has enabled) you to contribute to society and especially give back to the community that has supported you.
All materials should be hand delivered in a large envelope to the AFAM Office by Friday, February 6, 2015, no later than 5:00pm addressed to the following:
Dr. Calvin Walker, Chair
AFAM Scholarship Committee
1107 Nevins Hall
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
Click here to access the application:
For further information, please contact Dr. Shirley Hardin at 229-249-4843 or come by the AFAM Office located at 1107 Nevins Hall, Valdosta State University.
Scholarship established: February 2002. Scholarship endowed: June 2011
VSU CLAYDON HAYWARD BARRON PAST & PRESENT SCHOLARSThe Claydon Hayward Barron Scholars Powerpoint
|1||Tanica Trenase Boyd||2003||Biology|
|2||Javonda Denise Stanley||2003||Psychology|
|3||Tierra Shawnte Daniels||2004||Marketing|
|4||Lisa Elaine Hamilton||2004||Psychology|
|Calle Machelle Fielden||2005||Psychology|
|6||William Stephen Foster||2005||Psychology|
|7||Gala Patrice Goodwin||2005||Mass Media|
|8||Rafiah Amirah Jenkins||2006||Mass Media|
|9||Stephanie Alexis Palmer||2006||Political Science|
|10||Leroy Henderson||2006||General Studies|
|11||Antawn Jermaine Harvey||2007||General Studies|
|12||Michael Santell Jackson||2008||Political Science|
|13||John Lawrence||2008||Criminal Justice|
|15||Ashley Nicole Carter||2009||Management|
|16||Karimah Nailea Anderson||2010||Interior Design|
|17||Frank D. Moore||2011||Criminal Justice|
|18||Erica Renee Vinson||2011||Psychology|
|19||Jeremy Chase Hardin||2012||Mass Media|
|20||Omotayo A. Ikuesan||2012||English|
|21||Ryan B. Brinson||2013||Exercise Physiology|
|22||Hassanat Oshodi||2013||Mass Media|
CLAYDON HAYWARD BARRON SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT SIGNING
JUNE 27, 2011