Each year Parkside EDC awards over $15,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Each student receives anywhere between $500 – $2500 in scholarships. Every four years a high achiever receives The Edgar Twine Scholarship Award of $5000.
Since the inception of our scholarship program, Parkside EDC has awarded over $100,000 to deserving students.
Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients
|Asia Oliver||Camereon Lyons||Carla Driver||Clevis Edmond||Daniel Addison|
|Daniella Addison||Keiarah Mitchell||Mikaela White||Ramon Rachal||Royalle Stewart|
The Edgar H. Twine Scholarship Award
This multi-year award is given in honor of Edgar Hugh Twine. Attorney Twine was committed to supporting higher education and personal development of young people, in particularly African Americans. Edgar graduated first in his class from the University of Illinois College of Law, served his country as a Captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Masters in the Science of Management.Upon moving his family to the Los Angeles area, Edgar became active in numerous bar associations and a trailblazer in the world of corporate law and public service. He demonstrated that through intelligence, perseverance and hard work, minorities can excel in their endeavors. After his passing in 2005, his wife Lillian, and children Debbye and Edgar Jr., continued to demonstrate his passion to promote higher education and community service. Thus, the Edgar H. Twine Scholarship was born.
Dr. Curt Joseph Stokes, III
Foundation’s Minority Medical Scholarship
The goal of the Dr. Curt Joseph Stokes, III Foundation’s Minority Medical Scholarship is to provide an annual financial contribution to a student who wishes to become a Medical Doctor and practice in an underserved community. Each Scholarship recipient will be awarded $1000 for tuition assistance upon undergraduate enrollment and $500 for books and supplies upon medical school enrollment. The maximum compensation awarded through the Dr. Curt Joseph Stokes, III Foundation’s Minority Medical Scholarship per recipient would be $1,500.00, if the commitment to attend medical school is fulfilled.
The Murrell Family Scholarship
The Murrell Family believes that education is key to opening the doors of success for our youth. Each Scholarship recipient will be awarded $1,500 for tuition assistance.