Supporting and improving educational outcomes for African American students in the St. Louis region has been and continues to be a priority for the Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Over $70,000 in Community Service Scholarships have been awarded to deserving college bound high school graduates.
“Scholarships provided by the Chapter are meant to inspire the scholars to reach for the stars and realize that their future is in their hands. We congratulate them and encourage them to continue, to go further, to reach higher and to allow nothing to deter them on this journey of discovery and success”, said E. Denise Smith, President of the Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Applicants must have performed community service relating to one or more of the organization’s five National Program Facets: Services to Youth, emphasizing the betterment of the lives of children, particularly those of African-American descent; The Arts, bringing attention to the contributions of African Americans who are involved in activities such as visual and performing arts, writing, and music; National Trends and Services, addressing legislative and educational issues; International Trends and Services, focusing on improving the quality of life for people of color worldwide; and Health and Human Services, targeting health and wellness, healthy life styles, and obesity.
Community service is considered any voluntary act(s) performed to benefit others and performed without monetary compensation.