The Brandon Dwight Blue
Exclusively for Students at
James B. Dudley High School
A Scholarship With A Purpose
Born on March 9th, 1984 in Greensboro, NC, Brandon Dwight Blue (known affectionately among family and friends as “Blue”) made an immediate impact on everyone that crossed his path. Brandon was most known for being fun, loving, and caring. There was not much that Brandon wouldn't do for others, even if that meant going without himself. Brandon was very well known and embraced in the community for his humorous behavior and large appetite. Brandon had a constant desire to keep those around him smiling, regardless of what was going on in their lives or his own.
In the late 1990’s, Brandon became a student at the illustrious James B. Dudley High School. It was there that Brandon continued to encourage his peers to pursue high academic standards and to pursue their dreams. During this time is when Brandon was able to cultivate relationships with others that would impact their lives forever.
In the community, Brandon was a member of the Youth Department at Fruit of the Spirit Ministries where he and his family attended. He was a member of both the youth choir and the youth usher board, where he served countless others. At his church Brandon carried the reputation of being a compassionate member who cared about the well-being of others. Brandon was an employee of a local catering company where he was able to serve countless others with his infectious smile. His genuine love for people drove his unwavering determination to continue to inspire others to never give up on the pursuit of their dreams.
With Brandon’s untimely death in 2003, his family and friends bonded closer together. It was through this bond that Brandon’s family and friends chose to continue to inspire and help others, as Brandon would have done himself. With the establishment of The Brandon Dwight Blue Memorial Scholarship, Brandon’s family and friends desire to give aspiring college students additional support.
The Brandon Dwight Blue Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are attending James B. Dudley High School based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in helping others.
The students eligible for assistance must be a graduating high school senior, attends James B. Dudley High School, and intends to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need, and the student’s community service record. Applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA will be considered to receive the scholarship. Students are responsible for providing an official transcript in order to reflect GPA and enrollment. Students will be responsible for providing 2 letters of recommendation, in which at least 1 recommendation must be from a staff member of James B. Dudley High School. Completion of the entire scholarship application is required for consideration to receive scholarship. Students should submit a scholarship application on the form provided by The Brandon Dwight Blue Memorial Scholarship Committee.
Complete Scholarship Applications Must Include:
1.) Fully completed application (which must include the essay response of no more than 600 words attached.)
2.) Two letters of recommendation (in which at least 1 recommendation must be from a staff member of James B. Dudley High School.)
3.) A copy of your official high school transcript
Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in one payment in August of the awarded year.
Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $500 annually to be paid in one installment. (*Award amount is subject to change as a result of available funds. Scholarship recipients will be informed of amount awarded prior to payout to university.)
The application deadline is May 1st, 2020. The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted. The Brandon Dwight Blue Memorial Scholarship uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries.
This scholarship is not renewable. Only high school seniors intending to enroll in a four-year college or university are eligible to apply. Previous scholarship recipients cannot re-apply.
*Please submit applications by May 1st, 2020 to:
James B. Dudley High School
Attention: Gwendolyn Lee
1200 Lincoln St, Greensboro, NC 27401
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Please help us on the journey in making sure that Brandon's desire to see others succeed lives on! 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards the scholarship. Scholarship donations will help pay for tuition, books, and other college fees for a student of James B. Dudley High School pursuing a college education.
For more information, please feel free to contact:
Brandon Dwight Blue Memorial Scholarship Representative
Jaren Doby at (336) 327-3491.
Dudley High School Liason
Gwendolyn Lee at (336) 370-8130.
Brandon Dwight Blue
March 9th, 1984 - November 14th, 2003
"He Touched Our Lives, He Made A Difference."