National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter Hosts Scholarship Tea

Cleveland, Ohio — The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) Greater Cleveland Chapter will host a Scholarship Tea in support of the organization’s scholarship funds on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

The afternoon event will feature a high tea; fashion show of women’s and men’s apparel presented by Schwartz Furs; and an excerpt of The Nutcracker Suite performed by Cleveland Inner City Ballet. A silent auction, raffles and upscale vendors will round out the affair. Tickets for the Scholarship Tea are $50.00. All proceeds raised will be used to support NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s Margaret R. Barron and Shirley Smith Seaton Scholarships, named for the organization’s founder and a distinguished charter member respectively.

Annually, NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter awards scholarships to graduating young women from area high schools in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence and service to the Greater Cleveland community. In the past six years alone the organization has provided scholarships to 19 students and awarded over $17,000.00 towards their college education. Scholarship recipients have attended a cross-section of local and national colleges and universities including, but not limited to, Yale University (New Haven, CT); Miami University (Oxford, OH); Dillard University (New Orleans, LA); and John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH).

“As the increasing cost of a college education becomes more overwhelming each year for young women and their families it only strengthens our chapter’s commitment to provide scholarships to deserving students,” says Elizabeth A. Jones, president of NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter. “Education has been an advocacy priority of our chapter since its founding and we remain steadfast in helping young women reach their full potential as change agents in our community,” she continued.

Applications for the NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s 2017 scholarships are open to graduating high school female seniors planning to attend a four year accredited college or university. The deadline for consideration is February 4, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded at the organization’s annual Woman of Vision luncheon on March 18, 2017.  Complete scholarship packets are available upon request.  Inquiries should be directed to the attention of Andrea Porter at National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Cleveland Chapter, P.O. Box 22217, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

To purchase tickets to the Scholarship Tea or more information on NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter, please visit www.nc100bwgc.org or call Lovie Jones at 216.571.0037.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. was founded in 1981 in New York, NY as a non-profit advocacy organization.  Currently, the organization boasts a national membership that includes over 7,500 members from 75 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter, Inc. was founded October 3, 1990 with Margaret R. Barron as the chartering president. NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that advocates on behalf of woman and children of color in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment, strategic alliances and civic engagement. In accordance with the organization’s overarching mission the Greater Cleveland Chapter implements programs that provide an effective network among African-American Women and other women of color; establish links between the Greater Cleveland Chapter and the corporate and political sectors; enable African-American women and other women of color to be a visible force in the socioeconomic arena; meet  the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America; use the tools of role modeling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women; and recognize the historic achievements of African-American women and other women of color.