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Saturday, January 18, 9:00 AM


College Basketball Experience

1401 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106


For scholarship recipients and their families

2020 Keynote Speaker is Dr. Mark Bedell

Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark T. Bedell, Ed.D. is a talented, caring teacher and administrator and one of the top urban public-school leaders in the United States. As the child of a working-class family in upstate New York, he overcame significant challenges and was inspired to take his education seriously by teachers and other caring adults who pushed him to achieve his dreams. Dr. Bedell was a multi-talented youth who leveraged his basketball skills and grades into an opportunity to study at Fisk University, where he excelled in the honors program and became one of the nation's leading scorers in NCAA Division III. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1997. He went on to earn a Master of Education degree in educational leadership and administration from Tennessee State University in 2000.

SCLC-GKC and Black Achievers Society will

recognize High School Graduates and Collegiate Scholars with scholarship awards. 

To learn more about how to qualify for 2021 scholarships click here.  

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SCLC-GKC Scholarship Committee

Mollie Ponds, SCLC-GKC Mountain Movers

Queen Wilkes

Paula Schaaf

Debora Scott

Atty. Taylor Fields, Esq.—SCLC-GKC Treasurer

Dr. Vernon P. Howard, Jr.—SCLC-GKC President

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Black Achievers Scholarship Committee

Dr. Marisa Gray, Chair

Ray Christopher, Co-Chair

C. Michael Cozart

Evelyn Davidson

Dr. Shawn Derritt

Veronica Ford

Norma McKelvy

Andre’ Redd

2020 Scholarship Prayer Breakfast Highlights

Congratulations Scholars!

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

of Greater Kansas City

1101 Euclid Ave.,
Kansas City, MO 64127

Ph: 816.547.0719


Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.


National Office

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