Achievers & Accolades

Nine students awarded the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission scholarship

By Staff Report, posted 4 days ago

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations (FCHR) Commission is proud to announce the recipients of the FCHR Scholarships. Each recipient will receive $1,000 to pursue a higher education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.  

On May 9, nine students were recognized at the scholarship reception at the Bill Crisp Senior Center.  

The scholarship award recipients include:  

  • Zhyuana Peterkion, Cross Creek Early College   
  • Morgan Ward, South View High School   
  • Warren Johnson, E.E. Smith High School   
  • Selina Miguel-Felipe, Seventy-First High School   
  • Olivia Haynes, Jack Britt High School   
  • Fernandus Vinson II, Pine Forest High School   
  • Zyaih Hobdy, E.E. Smith High School   
  • Mikayla Henderson, Cross Creek Early College   
  • A’lexia Jones, E.E. Smith High School  

Since 1988, the commission has awarded 164 scholarships to graduating seniors in Cumberland County.   

In order to qualify for the FCHR scholarship, students must have resided in Cumberland County at least one year, maintained an average of 2.5 GPA or better and have been admitted as a full-time student in an accredited two-or–four-year college or university, and have a financial need.  

The scholarship requires students to write an essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s principles on non-violence and apply those principles to a current social or economic event in today’s society along with three letters of recommendation.  

The FCHR mission is to serve as an innovative, proactive, and project-oriented public service department promoting equal opportunity and positive community relations to facilitate the protection of human and civil rights in Fayetteville and Cumberland County via the City’s Human Relations Ordinance and through effective collaborations and partnerships with residents, elected and appointed leaders, and individuals in the public, private, non-profit and higher education sectors.

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