Black Belt Community Foundation and Partners Offer $10,000 Scholarship

| July 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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By Donna Cope

For years, Dr. Arthur Dunning has seen a worrisome tendency among youth in Alabama’s Black Belt region: the best and brightest leave.

That’s a trend that Dunning, former president of Albany State University (ASU) in Georgia, seeks to change. To that end, Dunning and Taylor Jones are partnering with the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) to create the William Curry Scholarship for Academic and Community Leadership.

“Thinking about this scholarship, Alabama lost a lot of talented people who left and gave their talents and intellect to other places,” said Dunning, ASU president from 2013 to 2018. “This is something we want to prevent in the future, because we must build up our people, our industries and the economy.”

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