An Investment in Our Community

Makeba Corey

Posted on August 13 2020

An Investment in Our Community

A Stronger "Why"

I joined Paparazzi to fill the financial funding gaps of my son's college education. However, this past week my “why” got a little bigger.  COVID-19’s impact on 2020 is tremendous for many in our community.  I wanted to fill the gaps for upcoming other college freshmen this year.  After discussing the idea with my family, we decided to offer 3 - $1,000 ($500/semester) scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing higher education.  

To qualify for scholarship everyone needed:

  • Nomination from member of Facebook VIP Group (supporting the community that has supported
  • Proof of enrollment to a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or Associate degree at 2-year community college
  • 300 Word Essay (Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.) 
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 Scale (Required for 2nd Semester Award)

    Meet Our Reciepients  

    Kennedi Clemmons, Academy of Art University - Animation & Special Effects
    Summerville, SC
    "[Rich Dad, Poor Dad] inspired me to never settle for being less and to always work towards making smart financial decisions.  I am on my way to becoming the success I was born to be."


    JaVonte Davis, Francis Marion University - Biology Pre Physical Therapy
    Pamplico, SC
    "If I could not be a professional athlete (which is really a childhood dream for most kids), I could help kids that were hurt get better or at least back to where they were.  This career path woudl keep me involved with sports and allow me to make a difference..."


     Jasmine McClellan, University of South Carolina - Biomedical Engineering
    Florence, SC
    "The world is filled with people with disablilities.  We as a community should try to comfort these people and help them through all of the strife and battles."


    My family was amazed by the courage, reslience and agility of the receipents and view it as a priviledge to provide them #aLilExtra!  

    *Become a member of Facebook VIP Group, it is about more than jewelry.  




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