RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Six young women have been given the opportunity to follow their college dreams.
The students were given scholarships in honor of Chalmers Jackson, a former deacon at Redeemed Assembly of Jesus Christ Church.
The scholarship was formed when his family wanted to have their loved one remembered in a unique way that would benefit others.
8News spoke with Bishop James Harris, the pastor at Redeemed Assembly.
“It is our desire to continue this scholarship fund and we are praying to God that each year that it will become larger and larger and that we might be able to help more of the community to reach their goals,” Harris said.
This is the second year that the scholarship has been handed out.
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