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Board of Directors

Claudette B. Evans

Vice President
Saundra Brunson

Donna S. May

Financial Secretary
Evelyn W. Brady

Pamela L. Sharpe

Board Members
Karen Burnette
V. Dianne Campbell
Sondra Draper
Doris F. Smith
Loretta L. Young

Rita Ann Harmon Jacobs Scholarship


The Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc is pleased to award a scholarship to a young lady who best demonstrates the ideals of the late Rita Ann Harmon Jacobs. This scholarship recognizes accomplishments of a student in the State of Delaware who has achieved academic success and who plans to attend college with a major in the field of arts and science.

This scholarship honors the memory and lifetime accomplishments of the late Mrs. Rita Ann Harmon Jacobs. Mrs. Harmon Jacobs was a member of Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a devoted mother and wife who committed herself to serve others through the field of social work.

The scholarship candidate must be a high school senior who will be attending a college or university, and has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership and a passion for community service. The award is for $500. Special consideration will be given to potential candidates who express an interest in social work.

Eligibility: High school seniors who will be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the fall or each year. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better at time of submission (This is based on a 4.0 scale. Students not on a 4.0 scale must have a B average). The first scholarship will be presented in 2010. Applications must be completed and submitted by the 1st Saturday in March.

Criteria: A completed application, official school transcript, an essay, and one letter of recommendation. Please include a photograph when submitting application.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than 1st Saturday in March. The scholarship awards $500.00 to the recipient. Applications can be mailed to:


Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Rita Ann Harmon Jacobs Scholarship
Post Office Box 7184
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Pearls Of Hope Foundation
Post Office Box 7184 • Wilmington, Delaware 19803