PB Links to offer academic scholarship for African American males

The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc., is offering a $1,000 “Call Me Mister” academic scholarship for African American male students majoring in teacher education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Interested applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

• Freshman

• African American male

• 3.0 grade point average or better

• Participation in activities relevant to career goals in teacher education

• Potential to excel in this field

• Financial need

Submission materials:

• Completed scholarship application (www.pineblufflinksinc.org) , click on events/meetings)

• Transcript

• Financial need determination (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

• Letter of recommendation (at least three) from instructors, counselors or principal, and community leader who can assess your professional potential in teacher education.

Applications must be returned by April 30 to the following address: Pine Bluff Chapter The Links, Inc., in care of 9 Elm Woods Circle, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603

The scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2013 semester.

The Links Inc. celebrates 65 years as a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. A premier international service organization with more than 12,000 members in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1946, is alive and well.

The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc., was chartered in 1969 and Eva McGee serves as president.