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CALVERT STUDENTS RECEIVE ANNUAL 'GALA BY THE BAY' SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANT AMOUNTS INCREASE

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD (June 8, 2000) For the third year, the Concerned Black Men (CBM) of Calvert County are proud to announce the awardees of their annual scholarships, presented recently at the organization's 'Gala by the Bay' Ball held in Chesapeake Beach on May 19.

This year, with the support of citizens, members, local officials and the business sector, CBM-Calvert was able to increase its educational grants to each recipient by $500.

"We are very proud to make these investments into the future on behalf of the greater community," said chapter President Nathaniel Pope Jr. "The awarding of these three, $1,000 scholarships is reflective of the wondrous growth the Concerned Black Men of Calvert County are experiencing. With the community's lasting support, we will continually expand the personal and educational aspirations of this county's young people."

The Concerned Black Men of Calvert Countyís 2000 scholarship winners are:

GW Chew-Calvert High School, who will be attending Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Chanell Nero-Northern High School, who will be attending Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.
Trayon D.W. Brady-Patuxent High School, who will attend Hampton University in Hampton, Va.
 
CBM-Calvertís scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to graduating seniors of Calvert County high schools. Character, scholastic achievement, community service and need are all part of the judging criteria. A committee comprised of CBM members in the Washington D.C. chapter chose this yearís awardees.

The Concerned Black Men of Calvert County, part of an international, non-profit organization, came into existence five years ago following discussions held by African-American men in the county. The chapterís mission, in part, is to provide a holistic approach to services that support and strengthen the African-American family. Youth are a primary focus of CBMís mentoring and other outreach programs.

For more information on the Concerned Black Men of Calvert County and their programs, call (410) 414-5009 or try their website at: www.concernedblackmen.org or www.concernedblackmen.com

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