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Monday, February 06, 2006 

DEMGAZ: Foundation To Offer 8 Scholarships In '06

The Next Generation Foundation, a group of young professionals in Washington and across the country dedicated to improving economic and educational conditions in the Mississippi Delta, announced a 2006 scholarship program last week in partnership with Lucent Technologies and the Strong Company of Pine Bluff.

The Next Generation Foundation will award eight individual scholarships worth $1,000 each to deserving students in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee in June 2006. All applicants must be attending a college or university - either a two-year or a four-year campus - in the fall of 2006.

"We are excited to announce our 2006 Promise Scholarships," Next Generation Foundation President R. Stuart Jones, who grew up in Pine Bluff, said in a news release. "We believe that education is the key to breaking down barriers and creating a more secure future for everyone throughout the Mississippi Delta region."

Competitive applicants for the scholarship will be active in their community, be of good academic standing and exhibit financial need. The Next Generation Foundation's scholarship committee will look at the background of each applicant before selecting winners. The most important factor will be the desire of the student to use his education to improve the Mississippi Delta, the foundation said.

Jones said the Next Generation Foundation will continue to raise funds throughout the year to help more students go to college and in return use their education to improve Delta communities.

More information is available by e-mail at info@ngfonline.org and at www.ngfonline.org.


Sounds like a great cause! Thanks for the information.

Shameless self promotion by R. Stuart Jones.

Regardless of what you think of R. Stuart Jones you cannot debate the fact that this is a great thing his group is doing. Now what has Beebe done for education in the delta?

I agree! People love to talk about R. Stuart Jones, but it is clear that he is trying to make something happen unlike so many others that are content with the status quo.

Good job Stuart!

Stuart, you do a good job on this blog.

I thought Stuart did NOT run this blog. Which is it?

Great post anyway.

You are right, Stuart does not run this blog. Looks like he is focused on work and the 'Next Generation Foundation'. This is exactly the kind of thing we need more of.

Your post on this charity is proof that Jones runs the blog. You have highlighted no other charities EVER here, and only push this one because Jones is behind it and wants people to see his name in the paper.

Is it really...

Yeah, because having your name in the paper means so much.

Great post! Keep 'em coming.

Maybe you guys were reading something else, but the headline of this article is "DEMGAZ: Foundation to Offer 8 Scholarships in '06." What's the preoccupation with whether or not Stuart Jones runs this blog?

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