AGF's 2023 MLK Scholarship Celebration continues hybrid event on January 7th

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Greenville, South Carolina - Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation (AGF) and Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will sponsor its 44th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Celebration on Saturday, January 7, 2023, via Eventbrite and hosted on Zoom. The Scholarship Celebration is the oldest celebration of MLK Day in Greenville, SC, with the first event held in 1977. It has been co-sponsored by Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Furman University since 2008.

Due to the COVID19 Crisis, we have again decided to hold our luncheon as a hybrid celebration with virtual and in-person options. The MLK Scholarship Celebration seeks to raise funds for the Foundation's efforts to support local youth in the Upstate of South Carolina. We are also proud to continue to host the first and oldest Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event in the Upstate of South Carolina and our Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award Winner selection.

Proceeds from the Scholarship Gala support the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for local high students and fund other community efforts such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Program, Dr. Rudolph Gordon College Fair, and Joseph Vaughn Oratorical Competition. See Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation website for more information,

Last year, Mr. William W. Brown, Founder and Board Chair of Legacy Early College, has been selected as the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner, which be presented at the Celebration. In addition to presenting the winner of this year's award, the Celebration features a Local Pastor's message in the Greenville Area. We are proud to have Reverend Dr. Byron L. Battle, Sr. of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Greenville, SC giving a hopeful message about Dr. King’s Legacy and the events of 2022. Our event will again feature live entertainment by the Jamie Wright Band of Greenville, SC.

We will announce our 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award winner at future date.

A listing of the MLK 2023 events and their profiles can be found here and on the Alpha Greenville Foundation's website at

Download MLK Solicitation Letter & Sponsorship Packet for 2023 at


Bobby Clark or Allen Cook

Alpha Phi Alpha Greenville Foundation

P.O. Box 5263 | Greenville, SC 29606-9998

(864) 735-0880|