CHRISTOPHE J. and PENSAL McCRAY
2020 McCRAY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
"Education Is the Key to Success"
The Christophe J. and Pensal McCray College Scholarship was established to commemorate
their great contributions to community, education, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs). Dr. Christophe J. McCray, as the first African-American Optometrist in Denver, established
a successful medical practice. Pensal McCray was a piano teacher and founder of the Ethnic College
Counseling Center (ECCC). Dr. McCray assisted and supported Mrs. McCray, who ran the ECCC.
They believed every child could go to college.
The Christophe J. and Pensal McCray Scholarship supports America’s HBCUs by helping high
achieving students pursue higher education at an HBCU. The award, funded by individuals,
businesses, and organizations in the community, provides nonrenewable scholarships to deserving
high school juniors and seniors who are members of the ECCC with at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipients
must retain full-time status at an accredited four-year HBCU. Depending on funds available, up to
$1,000 (or more) will be applied toward tuition or room and board. Click for 2020 Scholarship Application .
OPENS: 09/01/2020 12:00 AM MST CLOSES: 11/01/2020 12:00 AM MST
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2021 SACHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
$6000 TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLORADO AFRICAN-AMERICAN SENIORS
The SACHS FOUNDATION offers up to $6000 per year tuition for four years to qualifying
Colorado - African-American - High School Seniors. For more information visit: www.sachsfoundation.org/undergraduate-scholarships. The application deadline is March 15.