The Ben E. Williams Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Ben E. Williams Academic
Scholarship Program announced its 2019 recipients - Scott
High School seniors Jeremyah Belcher and Yai’zierra Jelks.
Both students will receive a $500 scholarship to assist with
their college education. Jeremyah Belcher will be attending
Owens Community College and Yai'zierra Jelks will be
attending The University of Toledo.
Carnel Smith, Jeremyah
Belcher, Yai'zierra Jelks, Ben E. Williams
The Ben E. Williams Academic Scholarship Program has been in
existence since 1998 and awarded over $20,000 in academic
scholarships to nearly 100 high school seniors in Toledo
public, private, and parochial schools.
Scott High School Principal
Carnel Smith, EdD, and School Counselor Michael Mercurio
selected the scholarship recipients based on criteria
provided by the organization, which included the following:
• Must be a graduating
senior (2019) of Scott High School• Have earned a 2.5 or
better cumulative GPA• Consistently demonstrate high quality
character and a commitment to community service• Be accepted
to and attending a college or university in the summer/fall
Ben E. Williams Youth
Services Incorporated [BWYS] is a non-profit organization
that is dedicated to helping youth in the Toledo community
make quality decisions that will affect their lives in a
positive manner. Since its establishment in 1998, they have
formed partnerships with several Toledo City Government
agencies, local businesses, concerned citizens, and other
youth-serving agencies in order to benefit the youth in the
central city area.