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The Millernease Griffin Scholarship Foundation

The Millernease Griffin Scholarship Foundation was established in 2020 as a promise to benefit the students of the greater Atlanta area and surrounding counties. Created in partnership with Reidway Trucking, LLC, it’s mission is to support teens throughout their scholastic journey to the unconquerable heights as they pursue higher education. The foundation’s top priority was established in the memorial of the late Millernease Griffin; The grandmother of principal planner Tyler Reid and his older brother Tyree Reid of Reidway Trucking, LLC. Our first recipient – awarded $1,000 helped a young scholar attend a 4-year University during the 2020 pandemic, each and every year we plan to invest in another deserving young scholar for years to come. 

 

In 1933, Millernease Griffin was born in the city of Newnan, GA and became a woman of power, respect, and faith through the years she lived on this earth. She lived on the premise of trusting God’s Holy word and living by the golden rule which states “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. She touched the lives of family, friends, and colleagues as it was easily shown by her admiration in her hometown. Becoming a grandmother to Tyler and Tyree was one of her greatest accomplishments in life. 

 

This foundation was dedicated to the memory of Millernease as she was headstrong on education and the pursuit of success. She always pushed her grandchildren to be all they can be and never let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do in life. The MGSF is an opportunity that highlights those students who admire the art of education and are committed to investing in their future. This award is applied directly to the recipient’s college tuition and is not intended for use of free spending. 

“Between the earth and sky above, nothing can match a grandmother’s love.”

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APPLICATION CRITERIA

APPLICANT MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIOR

STUDENT MUST HAVE OBTAINED A 3.0 GPA OR HIGHER

APPLICANT MUST SHOW PROOF OF CHURCH & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

APPLICANT MUST HAVE PANS TO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT A 2 PAGED ESSAY THAT HIGHLIGHTS CANDIDATES DREAMS & ASPIRATIONS

APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE 2 PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Applicants, Please review the eligibility requirements below to determine if you are eligible to receive this scholarship. Applications will be reviewed throughly by our scholarship committee board and voted upon by unanimous vote. 

PAST RECIPIENTS

Meet our past recipients of The MGSF Scholarship

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JUSTIN WALLACE

2020 Recipient

Justin Wallace is a graduating senior from Newnan High School, a student athlete, and a highly involved of his local church and community. He is Coweta County's Youth of the Year (one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's highest awards of recognition of kids and teens), always eager to speak on how his involvement with BGCMA has saved and changed his life to ensure his success. Justin plans to attend Savannah State University to study Forensic Science and further his basketball career. 

"Thank you Eminent Events & Reidway Trucking for this scholarship award! I am truly grateful for this opportunity. –  Justin Wallace

DAVID EVANS

2023 Recipient

David is a graduating senior hailing from South Paulding High School. We are excited to announce that he has obtained a 3.8 GPA throughout his scholastic journey which has led him to graduating within the top percentile in his class. As an aspiring music producer, David will be attending Alabama A&M in the fall majoring in Business Administration. He is profoundly involved in his church and community serving as not only an usher in church but a community role model in his local Boys & Girls Club. In 2023, he held the title of Paulding County Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Year (the highest award for a Boys & Girls Club youth) and held the title for three consecutive years. David’s passion for helping others goes beyond the youth of today’s generation, he wants his generation and the younger generation to always go after what you want in life. Eminent Events is excited to sew into this young man’s journey and are more than happy to announce him as this year’s scholarship recipient.

“Never give up no matter what. Everything is not going to come easy. Stay patient because it is a process.” –  David Evans

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PRINCESS OWUSU

2024 Recipient

Princess; A graduating senior hailing from Hapeville Charter Career Academy, embodies the essence of a true scholar. With a flawless 4.0 GPA, she prioritizes her studies while also actively contributing to her community with exceptional dedication. Her profound passion is taking her to pursue her undergraduate degree at Valdosta State University, followed by a path to Morehouse School of Medicine to specialize as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine. Beyond academics, Princess juggles numerous roles, from co-organizing campus beautification projects to being recognized as the inaugural female youth organist at her church. Her altruistic spirit shines through her extensive volunteer work, including blood drives, The GA Festival of Trees, Helping Mamas, Atlanta Children’s Shelter, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to name a few. Eminent Events is thrilled to support Princess on her journey and proudly announces her as this year’s scholarship recipient.

"I am thankful and honored to win the Millernease Griffin Scholarship!! Thank you to Eminent Events & Reidway Trucking for allowing scholarship opportunities like this to high school seniors. This goes to show that hard work, dedication, and determination certainly pays off with a reward in the end." –  Princess Owusu

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