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Blue Crescent Charities, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL

2018 Alfred Washington, Sr.


Scholarship Application
Dear Scholarship Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of a long-standing tradition with Blue
Crescent Charities, Incorporated. We are currently seeking young men that exemplify the
qualities of scholarship that will be honored at our annual Scholarship Event “The 32nd
Honorable Judge Alfred Washington Sr. Scholarship Breakfast”.

This scholarship is in honor of Alfred Washington, Sr. who on April 1, 1986, became the first
African American County Court Judge in Duval County. During his twelve years on the bench
he served the needs of the county with distinction by “simply respecting the dignity of his
fellow man”, and while he unfortunately passed away at only 57, his impact is still felt in
Duval's judicial and general communities.

The purpose of the Alfred Washington, Sr. Scholarship is to reward a scholastically high
achieving male or female high school senior with three (3) scholarships of at least $1000.00
to apply to their college expenses, and recognize him at our Scholarship luncheon.
Scholarship is one of the highest ideals of our illustrious organization, and as such it is
imperative that we promote this ideal among our high school male youth.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Alfred Washington, Sr. High School
Scholarship. In order for you to apply for this application, you must meet the following
criteria:
- Must be presently enrolled as a high school senior at a high school located in one of
the Florida counties of Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns.
- Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of the application deadline
AND at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
- Must demonstrate minimum of 75 cumulative high school Career community
service hours.
- Must attend the scholarship breakfast to receive the award on Saturday, June 9, 2018
at the Edward Waters College Student Union Building
o Unless granted approved absence by selection committee

Enclosed you will find the 2018 Alfred Washington, Sr. scholarship application with
forms attached. The scholarship application must be submitted electronically by
11:59:59 PM on May 27, 2018.
Once we receive your application, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your
application. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted! NO EXCEPTIONS! After
applications are received, applicants will be assigned points based on the following criteria:
- Grade Point Average
- Recommendation Letters from school faculty
- Scholarship Essay
- Quality submission

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please contact me at
bluecrescentcharities@yahoo.com. Thank you for your time and good luck with the
process!

Sincerely,

Bro. Tim Nightingale Bro. Jason Edgar


Alfred Washington, Sr. Scholarship. President, Blue Crescent Charities, Inc.
Committee Chair
Alfred Washington, Sr. (1941 - 1998) Biography
Born
• January 24, 1941 in Gainesville, FL to Oliver & Judy
Washington.

Family
• Spouse: Marian Washington (Billingslea) - College sweetheart
• Children: Alfred, Jr., Alvin, Veronica & Verna
• Siblings: Douglas Washington, Bernard Washington, Vera Ross
• Grandchildren: Calvin, Victor, Christopher, Alfred III, Aliya

Education
• Bachelor of Science in History, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 1964
• Juris Doctorate, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL 1975

Employment
• Teacher: Lincoln Park & Ft. Pierce Central High Schools
• Instructor: Indian River Community College
• Public Defender: State of Florida 1974 - 1985
• Duval County Judge: 1985 - 1998

Professional Affiliations
• Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
• Member: Phi Delta Phi (Legal Fraternity), Tallahassee, FL
• National Bar Association
• Jacksonville Bar Association
• Florida Bar Association
• Perkins Bar Association
• Masonic Lodge (32nd Degree)
• Broach Schools
• Tots & Teens Association

Homecoming
• May 21, 1998
Scholarship Rules and Guidelines
In order to be eligible to receive the 2018 Alfred Washington, Sr. Scholarship, the following
rules apply:

• Must be presently enrolled as a high school senior at a high school located in one of the
Florida counties of Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns.
• Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of the application deadline AND
at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
• Should be a responsible, supportive, self-disciplined, positive, and energetic individual
who is interested in the welfare of education and in the community.
• A total of one scholarship per recipient will be awarded. The number of
scholarship awards is at the sole discretion of the Blue Crescent
Charities scholarship committee.
• The scholarships will be worth at least $1000 each and they are non-renewable. The
award will be paid to the school in one payment at the beginning of the Fall semester.
• The scholarship must be used at an accredited college or university with validated
enrollment.
• The Blue Crescent Charities scholarship committee will judge the submitted scholarship
applications.
• Finalists will be selected based on the application and attached documents.
The scholarship recipient will be chosen and notified by June 2, 2018.
• The Blue Crescent Charities scholarship committee reserves the right to conduct
an interview of the finalists.
• The scholarship recipients will be determined by Blue Crescent Charities, and it is
solely at the discretion of the Blue Crescent Charities scholarship committee to make
the determination of which applicants followed the guidelines as set forth in the
application.
• The winner must attend the scholarship breakfast to receive the award on
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Edward Waters College Student Union

Please be sure to complete the scholarship application form and include all attachments listed
on the Scholarship Application Package Checklist. Failure to adhere to the instructions will
result in disqualification of your application.

Your completed application package should be time/date stamped by 11:59:59 PM on May


27, 2018 and emailed to: bluecrescentcharities@yahoo.com.
2018 Alfred Washington, Sr.
Scholarship Application
Please print clearly or type and attach a current resume.

Part 1: General Information

Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________ State: _______________________ Zip Code: ___________

Home Phone: _________________________ Cell Phone: ____________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________________________

High School Information

Current High School: __________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Dates of Attendance: ___________________________ to _____________________________

GPA: _______________ Expected Date of Graduation: _____________________________


Part 2: Attach personal biography here:
Part 3: Essay
Topic:
• School Violence: Impacts and Solutions

Essay Criteria:
- Your essay should be between minimum 1,000 words, double-spaced and typed.
- Size 12 font (only Times New Roman or Arial font are accepted)
- Your essay will be judged based on the following:
o The degree to which the writer establishes a controlling idea and
elaborates the main points with examples, illustrations, facts or details that
is appropriate to the audience.
o The degree to which the writer’s ideas are arranged in a clear order and the
overall structure of the response is consistent to the audience.
o The degree to which the writer controls language to engage the reader.
o The degree to which the writer demonstrates control of sentence
formation, usage, and mechanics.

Part 4: Verification

By signing this application, I affirm that all information contained within this application and
accompanying attachments are complete, accurate and all information is truthful. Also by signing this
application, I authorize Blue Crescent Charities to check my academic transcript to verify my current
cumulative GPA.

Applicant
Printed Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________

Date: _______________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian
Printed Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________

Date: _______________________________________________________________________________

NOTE: If selected, parent or guardian must accompany applicant to the scholarship banquet.
Scholarship Application Package Checklist:

• Completed 2018 Alfred Washington, Sr. Scholarship application



1,000 word scholarship essay
• Copy of high school transcript
• Proof of community service hours
• Two letters of recommendation from a faculty or staff member (e.g., teacher, counselor,
principal) who can assess your skills.
• Completed personal biography

Your completed application package should be time/date-stamped no later than 11:59:59 PM on


April 30, 2018, and emailed to bluecrescentcharities@yahoo.com with “Alfred Washington, Sr.
Scholarship Application” as the subject title.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at bluecrescentcharities@yahoo.com.

Good luck with the application process!