The Black Rose Foundation Awards 2018 Scholarships

The Black Rose Foundation for Children and James V. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund recently announced their 2018 college scholarship recipients.

Both organizations have a proud history of community service and focus their outreach efforts on the youth of Northeast Florida. The mission of the James V. Brooks Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from local Jacksonville high schools that intend to be music majors or participate in music-related activities while in college.

The Scholarship Fund is named after a Jacksonville native son, James Brooks, who was a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and Florida State University.  He excelled as an itinerant string instructor, high school music teacher and band director for local high schools in Jacksonville.  He was also a devoted church musician and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church.  The award is presented annually.

Shown are this year’s recipients are  Morgan Brackett (University of Central Florida), Jaden Clements (Florida A&M University), Carcique Jakar (Tennessee State University), Keyara Moody (Talladega College), Jaelyn Parker (Florida A&M University). For an application and more information visit

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