AlphaGreenville will hold its 44th Annual MLK Scholarship Celebration
Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Greenville Foundation will again sponsor its 44th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
The In-person event will be held at the Younts Conference Center on Furman University's Campus. The event will also be simulcasted on Zoom (via Virtual e-ticket). The In-person will be at Furman University Younts Conference Center - 1250 Duncan Chapel Rd, Greenville, SC 29617
The Scholarship Luncheon (formerly Gala) is the oldest celebration of MLK Day in Greenville, SC; with the first event being held in 1977. It has been co-sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University since 2008. Our event also features a Jazz Band (Jamie Wright Band) and our MLK Speaker, Rev. Vinson Royal, Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church of Greenville South Carolina.
This event serves four purposes for the Upstate Community.
First, it serves as a collaborative event for the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter and Furman University’s joint celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. Realizing that many MLK activities take place in our community, Gamma Gamma Lambda has been instrumental in charting the course for many of these celebrations and observances. Traditionally, the Luncheon has been the lead event for the upstate community's MLK celebration.
Second, this is the primary fundraising effort for the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship, which is awarded to Greenville County High School Students in April of each year. We are currently supporting several students.
Third, the Gala serves as an opportunity to educate local youth about Dr. King’s Legacy and various programs that promote positive examples for youth to emulate. As a part of this effort, the Luncheon features various presentations and information about Dr. King’s message and programs, which are ideal examples of his description of the “Beloved Community”.
Finally, the Luncheon is where we announce the latest award winner of the Martin Luther King Citizenship Award for the Upstate of South Carolina. The year's winner is Mr. George W. Singleton, CEO of Upstate Family Circle.