On Father’s Day 2020, Dorothy, the mother of Black Girl On Campus Founder Monica Britton, passed away peacefully. At 86, Dorothy lived an amazing life. After leaving Chester, South Carolina for the big city of New York at age seventeen, she hit the ground running with a high school diploma and never looked back. She worked her way up from record store clerk to area supervisor at a popular record store chain through the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. The Dorothy P. Jones Britton Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2020 to provide financial assistance to college-minded 11th and 12th grade Black girls in pursuit of higher education.
The fund is open to applicants who meet the following qualifications: (1) are a citizen of the United States (2) reside in one of fifty states of the United States (3) shows demonstrated community/volunteer service in the determined service years (see application) (4) possesses a grade point average of 80 or higher (5) will enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall (or) following spring of their graduation year from high school.
This scholarship exists due to the generosity of small businesses and benefactors inspired by Dorothy’s story. The Dorothy P. Jones Britton Memorial Scholarship Fund is for charitable and educational purposes only. Donations are not tax deductible.