ELSIE RICHARDSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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celeste moses  BROOKLYN, NY
Bedford Stuyvesant's Own "Hidden Figure"*

The granddaughter & family of the late Elsie Richardson in conduit with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp (BSRC)-President Colvin W. Grannum, have established the Elsie Richardson 2nd Annual Scholarship Fund.

Two high school seniors will be selected through an essay/application process. The criteria is: A student who has overcome many obstacles in life, yet able to graduate high school and accepted into college. As the only woman among the founders of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, and a "Hidden Figure"* of the community, the criteria for the scholarship matches her vision of what the Bedford Stuyvesant/Crown Heights community was and has become.

Elsie Richardson's many contributions to Central Brooklyn is presently featured in an interactive exhibit at the Museum of New York (MONY) entitled "NY AT ITS CORE".

You may contact Frank Dody at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation regarding application details.

* Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, published by HarperCollins 9/6/2016
https://vimeo.com/8897600
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Update 19
Posted by Celeste Moses
14 days ago
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On behalf of the Elsie Richardson Scholarship Fund, would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Thank you for your support and please continue to spread the word & love ❤️
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Update 18
Posted by Celeste Moses
25 days ago
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Thank you for your support! Over 130 Shares on Facebook! Keep spreading the word!
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Thank you for sharing over 100 shares on Facebook!

Check out the latest trending on Twitter! Thank you for spreading the word & love ❤️

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Update 16
Posted by Celeste Moses
1 month ago
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Museum of New York "NY AT ITS CORE" Exhibit
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LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
1 month ago

I remember having a great conversation with her at my niece's college graduation party (that would be Danielle Reid), and am happy to contribute.

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$2,430 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 1 month
Created March 22, 2017
MZ
$100
Margaret Zeidler
24 days ago

Ron Shiffman told Margie about the donation.

CG
$200
Colvin Grannum
29 days ago
JW
$50
Judith Woodsworth
1 month ago

I, too, am inspired by Elsie Richardson's story (as told by Mike Woodsworth)

$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
MW
$50
Mike Woodsworth
1 month ago

Elsie was an inspiration!

CE
$50
Carolyn Evan
1 month ago
$60
Sady Sullivan
1 month ago

I feel lucky to have met Elsie Richardson, such an inspiration. When I worked at Brooklyn Historical Society, I frequently played these audio clips from interviews and recordings with Elsie for students: https://www.brooklynhistory.org/blog/2012/03/21/in-memory-of-elsie-richardson/

ST
$50
Sabrina Terry
1 month ago

I'm so happy there will be a scholarship in her name. She was such an inspiration. Today, more than ever, we need more people like Elsie Richardson

GB
$25
GORDON BELL
1 month ago

May Elsie's example inspire us to overcome obstacles and realize our dreams! Mr. Gordon and Prof. Sherrie Bell

$100
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
1 month ago

She was a very interesting Lady, and I was happy to get to know her as one of my brother's in-laws.

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
1 month ago

I remember having a great conversation with her at my niece's college graduation party (that would be Danielle Reid), and am happy to contribute.

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