Mount Moriah establishes scholarships

January 17, 1994

Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church has established a scholarship foundation that members say they hope will link the past with the present to create a brighter future for the church's youth.

The foundation is offering three memorial scholarships named for members of the church who were educational or civic leaders. The recipients will be announced in late May or early June during Mount Moriah's annual "Scholarship Sunday" celebration.

The N. Jerome Edwards Science Memorial Scholarship offers a student $2,000 a year.

Mr. Edwards taught science and special education at Wiley H. Bates junior-senior high school when it was the only black high school in the county. He became assistant principal at Old Mill High School and principal at North County High before he retired in 1992. He died shortly afterward.

The Lulu C. Hardesty Educational and Guy L. Marlow Philanthropic Memorial scholarships will award $1,000 a year each to their recipients.

Ms. Hardesty became the first black to teach in an all-white county school when she joined the staff at Green Street Elementary School in Annapolis.

She also earned the first Morris Blum Humanitarian Award in 1989, when she was 88. She died in 1992.

Mr. Marlow, a staunch promoter of education in the church, served 22 years in the Navy and worked for the federal government.

He was a past master of the Prince Hall Lodge in Annapolis when he died in 1987.

Dr. Chavis to receive honorary citizenship

Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins will bestow "Honorary Citizenship" upon NAACP Executive Director Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. at a ceremony today at the First Baptist Church at 31 W. Washington St.

The ceremony, to include a speech from Mr. Chavis, will begin at noon. Admission is $10.

Information: 269-1524.

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