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Ducky Birts Foundation Awards Five Lincoln Students Scholarships

Ducky Birts Foundation Awards Five Lincoln Students Scholarships
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on December 06, 2012

Five Lincoln University(PA) students from the Greater Philadelphia area were awarded scholarships from the Ducky Birts Foundation at a Thursday morning ceremony held at the University’s International Cultural Center.

The recipients, who each received $500 scholarships, included: Jhalia Thomas, a sophomore Child Psychology major, Timothy Wall, a freshman Computer Science major, Dalia Burnett, a junior Human Services and Sociology major, Lindsay R. Harris, a junior Health Science major, and Stacy Montgomery, a junior English Liberal Arts (Pre-Law) and Philosophy major. Burnett and Wall were not present at ceremony.

“We welcome the scholarship support of the Ducky Birts Foundation for our truly deserving students,” said Dr. Robert R. Jennings, 13th president of the University.



“Scholarship support is one of the University’s most critical needs and we look forward to their continued investment in our students’ future.”

Founded by Donald “Ducky” Birts, a Civil Rights activist, businessman and political leader, the Ducky Birts Foundation offers scholarships as well as presents workshops to educate youth on economic development and government operations at all levels. The proposed Ducky Birts Academy which will subsequently house the workshops will also offer after-school programs with concentration in math, science and reading as well as a youth Christian basketball program.

Every year, the Foundation holds its Medallion Scholarship Banquet to help fund their merit and need-based scholarships originally for students at Cheyney University, and now additionally, Lincoln University. In October, the 10 Cheyney University students received scholarships at a reception held there.
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