Rev. Charles R. Williams Youth Philanthropy Scholarship
Rev. Charles Williams was born in Indianapolis where he spent the majority of his childhood. He attended Crispus Attucks High School until moving with his family to Chicago, IL. Soon after he joined the Navy during the Vietnam War. Heavily influenced by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Williams worked closely with the Indianapolis Chapter of Operation PUSH and earned local and national recognition after coordinating a national convention for the NAACP. In 1980, Rev. Williams ascended to the leadership of Indiana Black Expo, Inc., the largest organization of its kind in America. Recognized extensively for his contributions to Indianapolis and Indiana, Rev. Williams served as a role model and mentor for numerous young people throughout his life, before losing his battle with prostate cancer in July of 2004.
In honor of Rev. Williams, the Rev. Charles R. Williams Youth Philanthropy Scholarship has been established. The Board of Directors of Super Shootout, Inc. extends its deepest appreciation to the late Rev. Williams for this opportunity to expand its scholarship program.
The scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors in Marion County planning to attend an accredited college or university. Recipients are selected on financial need, G.P.A. (2.0 minimum on a 4.0 scale), a letter of recommendation from an official from their current high school and a 500-word, typed essay addressing the topic “What are Rev. Charles Williams contributions to the community and how are you using your gifts to give back?”
Shannon McPherson & John Stewart Memorial Scholarships
Shannon McPherson and John Stewart demonstrated perseverance and an outstanding work ethic; both on the basketball court and in the classroom.
In honor of their contributions to the City-County All-Star Game and to commemorate their legacy to the community, Super Shootout, Inc. annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to a deserving male and female graduating senior from a Marion County High School.
Recipients must be accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution and graduate with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Financial need is also taken into consideration as well as a written recommendation from an official at the student’s current high school.