The Bryant, Dorothy and John Black Scholarship at East Georgia State College has been awarded to Barrett Pritchard. The son of Chris and Marty Pritchard of Wrightsville, he graduated with honors May 6 from EGSC and will be continuing his education at Augusta University.
A 2014 honor graduate of Johnson County High School, Pritchard was awarded the academic scholarship on the basis of outstanding academic achievements, service projects and student life involvement.
He states, “Being a member of the SGA allows me to make the difference that will better the East Georgia experience for students. Through SGA, I have been able to help with orientation, welcome week, Rachel’s Big Day, the Fall Festival, and Red Ribbon Week. Another organization that I take pride in being involved in is East Georgia State College honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. PTK allows me to rise to a new level and motivates me to excel in my studies, and become more involved in community service. The one involvement that has given me the best sense of belonging is working in the Academic Center of Excellence. In the ACE, I am able to help others shine in their studies and preform at a higher level.”
Pritchard is the perfect example of the student that fits the criteria for this scholarship.
The Bryant, Dorothy and John Black Scholarship was recently renamed from the original John Black Scholarship established by East Georgia State College’s Student Government Association (SGA). The scholarship honors the service Dr. John Black and his wife, Dorothy, made to EGSC during his tenure as VP for Academic Affairs and his term as President from 1994 to 2011. Dr. and Mrs. Black are committed to the success of students and believe that involvement in student life is an integral part of that success. They instilled these values in their late son, Bryant.
To apply for the scholarship, students need to be involved in EGSC student life, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have completed 15 or more credit hours of college coursework, submit a letter of recommendation from a school official, and write an essay of 250 words minimum on “How School Involvement has Affected Me.” Only current students are eligible to apply.