Four local students each awarded $2,500 in merit-based scholarships for excellence in academics, character and community service.
DALLAS (July 30, 2019) — SSC Services for Education (SSC), a national leading K-12 and university facilities and grounds management provider, and the Dallas NAACP chapter today announced the winning recipients of the Dallas NAACP & SSC Services for Education Scholarship. Each receiving $2,500, the awarded recipients were Nia Mobley of Carter High School, Christina Esters of Cedar Hill High School and Jordan Roberts and Paul Edwards of Desoto High School.
The four scholarships will support each recipient’s pursuit of attending higher education. This year’s award winners will attend Xavier University (Roberts), Prairie View A&M University (Mobley), Texas A&M University (Esters) and Morehouse College (Edwards).
“We all have a responsibility to do all we can to improve our society wherever possible. Uplifting the best and brightest of future generations is a key avenue for improving challenges facing our communities today,” said Aubrey C. Hooper, Branch President at the Dallas NAACP. “Because of critical partnerships with organizations like SSC Services for Education, we’re able to help actualize our mission and empower high achieving, diverse students across the Dallas community.“
Scholarship recipients demonstrated academic excellence, a proven track record of outstanding leadership and community service.
In addition to supporting the Dallas NAACP, SSC also provides summer job opportunities through the Dr. Emmett Conrad Leadership Program. The program provides high-caliber college students with career-building summer employment, character-building education and community service projects.
This is SSC’s second year supporting the leadership program and currently employs three local students. The company plans to continue providing career growth opportunities for more local students into the future.
“It is core to our mission to support the communities where we operate, and this scholarship and the Dr. Emmett Conrad Leadership programs are ways we are privileged to bolster these wonderful communities,” said Seth Ferriell, President at SSC Services for Education. “We are honored to help make a lasting impact inside and outside of the local schools and campuses we serve. We will continue to support Dallas communities and look forward to seeing the great accomplishments this year’s class achieves in the future.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas by visiting NAACP.org.
About SSC Services for Education
SSC Service for Education based in Knoxville, Tennessee provides customized facility solutions to over 130 educational clients in 24 states. Our 9,000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while partner schools focus on their core objective: educating future generations. http://sscserv.com/
Catherine Merritt Communications, SSC Services for Education (865) 673-4372
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