New Members of Pacesetters Scholarship Program Selected

Pacesetters 2017The newest recipients of a Pacesetters scholarship at Northwest Florida State College signed their contracts at a luncheon today. The six young men were selected to serve as Pacesetters during the 2016-17 academic year after a competitive interview process involving a committee of college staff and community members.

The Pacesetters Scholarship Program assists African-American males who graduated from high school in Okaloosa or Walton counties and are attending college for the first time. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year. The experience of serving as a Pacesetter includes the opportunity to be mentored by community leaders and to mentor students in local elementary schools.

In 2009 the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Rho Omicron Lambda Chapter established an additional Pacesetter Scholarship through the NWF State College Foundation to enhance the existing program. To date, the Rho Omicron Lambda chapter has provided $14,000 in scholarship support. Timothy West Jr. is the 2017-2018 Alpha Phi Alpha Pacesetter.

Photo Caption (L-R)  Timothy West, Jr. (Crestview), Kieuntae Williams (DeFuniak Springs), Tyrese Chaney (Ft. Walton Beach), Jaylin Hayes (Ft. Walton Beach), D’Nickolas Thomas (Baker), and Jamaal Day (Baker)