Continental Societies, Inc.

Each year 80% of the National Combined Charities Fund is allocated towards the Continental Societies, Inc. Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded during the annual Conclave Awards Luncheon to high achieving young people residing in the four regions of the organization. One non-renewable award is presented to each of the four regional winners and one renewable award to the national winner (renewable for three years, providing the winner fulfill the renewal criteria).

Scholarship Application

Past National Scholarship Recipients Include:

 

 

  • Guadalupe Acosta

      2013 winner from the Midwest/Western Region and National Scholarships


Cory Janay JonesBiography:
Guadalupe Estefania Acosta Uribe, born in Mexico and currently of McKinney, TX. While attending McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, Guadalupe served as a tutor, a tutor trainer and a member of the Advance via Individual Determination (AVID) program. She participates in a youth program at the City of McKinney Church. She served as a volunteer every Tuesday and Thursday after school as a tutor for English Second Language (ESL) kids for two hours. She also a volunteer with the Relay for Life cancer awareness program to do fundraising.  The Dallas Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. submitted Guadalupe’s name for the Continental Scholarship. Guadalupe was the recipient of three (the Dallas Chapter, the Midwest/Western Region and National) Continental Societies, Inc. scholarships

  • Guadalupe attends Texas A&M University- Texarkana, Texas, where she is pursue a degree in Political Science and preparing to attend Law school.

 

  • Corey Janay Jones
    2012 winner from the Southeastern Region and National Scholarships

    Cory Janay JonesBiography:

    Corey Janay Jones of Miami, FL is ranked 18th in a class of 617 students. She has a 4.493 GPA and earned a 23 on her ACT. Corey is a National Congressional Leadership Scholar, Co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, Section leader of the 2nd violin section in orchestra, and a member of the National Honor Society.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering her over 500 community service hours in her local area.  The Greater Miami Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. submitted Corey’s name for the Continental Scholarship. Corey was the recipient of three (the Greater Miami Chapter, the Southeastern Region and National) Continental Societies, Inc. scholarships.
     
  • Nancy Ofoegbu
    2011 winner from the Midwest/Western Region and National Scholarships

    Nancy OfoegbuBiography:

    Nancy Ofoegbu is a native of Garland , TX and the oldest of three girls and one boy. She is a graduate of Wylie High School were she played the clarinet, participated on the Varsity tennis team, served as the Student Leadership and Mentoring (SLAM) captain, and participated as a Student Council member. Ms. Ofoegbu sings for her church and is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) leader. She has also participated on mission trips, served actively with her youth Sunday school bible study group, and joined in to feed the homeless. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, hanging out with friends, and spending quality time with her family.
     
  • Christopher Russ
    2010 winner from the Mid-Atlantic Region and National Scholarships

    Christopher RussBiography:

    Christopher Russ, from Hampton, Virginia, graduated salutatorian from Phoebus High School. He is an electrical engineering major at Stanford University. Christopher completed the engineering program at Phoebus High School that included classes in robotics, digital electronics, engineering physics, engineering design, and computer integrated manufacturing. He was an instrumental member of the robotics team and competed during the spring in robotics competitions.

    Christopher was also captain of his high school soccer team and traveled with the team to Africa.  Other accomplishments included becoming a Gate’s Scholar and receiving a scholarship from the 100 Black Men.  The Newport News – Hampton Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. submitted Christopher’s name for the Continental Scholarship.
     
  • Lola Lawal,
    2009 winner from the Midwest-Western Region

    Lola LawalBiography:

    Lola Lawal is a graduate of Frisco Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas. She was involved in many activities in and outside of school including the Friends of Rachel, Cultural Awareness and DECA where she qualified for the International Competition in Restaurant and Food Service Management. Lola was a member of the Varsity Softball team for three years, a section leader in her church choir and president of The Spirits of Judah, a youth group. On top of her activities, she held a part time job at Teacher’s Tools.
     
  • Miriam Hernandez,
    2008 winner from the Midwest-Western Region

    Miriam HernandezBiography:

    Miriam Hernandez is a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet where she participated in several performing ensembles. Miriam studies piano with an emphasis on jazz. In addition to her academic studies, Miriam maintained a 3.25 GPA and was ranked 36 in her class of 169. Miriam attends the University of Texas at Arlington and was the recipient of three (the Dallas Chapter, the Midwest-Western Regional and National) Continental Societies, Inc. scholarships.