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Friday, June 08, 2007 

Delta Focused Foundation Awards Scholarships...

Next Generation Foundation Names 2007 Promise Scholarship Recipients
Arkansas Receives Record Five Scholarship Winners; Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana Each Receive One

MEMPHIS, TN – Eight first generation college students will each receive $1,000 scholarships for their remarkable hard work and leadership in the classroom and their long-term plans to give back to the Mississippi Delta region, Next Generation Foundation President R. Stuart Jones announced today.

"The first step in building the Delta of tomorrow is investing in our students’ education today," said Jones. "The Next Generation Foundation is taking real, substantive steps to move the Delta and its next generation forward."

The 2007 NGF Annual Promise Scholarship winners were selected from more than one hundred deserving applicants. Each year, the Promise Scholarship program awards at least one scholarship to a student in Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The 2007 Promise Scholarship winners are Somer Rae Allen of Jonesboro, AR; Matthew DeShun Elliott of Camden, AR; Telecia La’Shay Frazier of Camden, AR; Jenna RieAnne Lee of Watson, AR; Ali R. Pambianchi of McGehee, AR; Paul Wesley Calcote of Vicksburg, MS; Jarel Latron Hall of Monroe, LA; and Brittney Nichole Taylor of Memphis, TN.

Fundraising efforts for the 2008 Promise Scholarship program are already underway. NGF is actively seeking partners to expand and enhance next year’s program through a variety of monetary and non-monetary contributions.

"The greatness of the Delta region has always been its people. I challenge local leaders, businesses and other like-minded organizations to join NGF in making more of these scholarships available to the region’s next generation," said Jones.

To learn more about the Next Generation Foundation, log on to http://www.ngfonline.org/.

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