The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program
The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program is pleased to announce The Education and the Arts Project for the period of October 2023 through November 2024. Additional details, including session announcements, are coming soon.
The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program is proud to sponsor Springfield Central High School's Class of 1988 during their 35th Class Reunion. Our organization is especially excited to sponsor the reunion this year in honor of our board member, Edward "Jamil" Miller, who is a very proud member of the Class of 1988. The great Class of 1988 enjoys a reunion every five years and is known for producing multiple educators and community leaders. Springfield Central High School is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program sends congratulations to the Class of 1988!! Furthermore, during this Veterans Day weekend, we would like to recognize our board member retired SKC Chief United States Coast Guard Mr. Edward "Jamil" Miller for his 25 years of service!!!! Salute my Brother!!!
Jermaine Somerset, Executive Director of The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program attended the Juneteenth celebration in Farrell, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program is extremely excited to have sponsored Farrell, Pennsylvania high school students, family, and community leaders on The Legacy Cultural Project, a cultural trip to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. Student Syon Rain (Class of 2024), his mother Roxanne West, Student Destini McDonald (Class of 2026), her grandmother Deborah Gavins, Student Brielle Foore (Class of 2028), her mother Tonya Foore, Mayor Kimberly Doss, School Board Member Reverend Tiffany Holden, and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Emily Clare attended the trip hosted by The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program and its Founder/Executor Director, Jermaine Somerset (1991 Farrell High School graduate). The group visited the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (the site of the brutal “Bloody Sunday”), The Legacy Museum (located on the site of a former warehouse where Black people were forced to labor), the Riverfront Park in downtown Montgomery, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (a memorial to the 4,400 African Americans who were lynched in this country between 1877 and 1950). Mr. Somerset engaged the group in nightly Q & A sessions to reflect on the day’s activities and the development of steps aimed at increased positive community development for the future. The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program understands the importance of building strong community relations. To accomplish this goal, the program focuses on the “Four Pillars” that are a foundation of our communities: Citizens, Community Leadership, Law Enforcement, and Education. We are strongly committed to the process of activism, and we promote a collaborative approach to the fostering of healing by bridging divides between those four pillars. The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program is proud to continue its mission of giving back to the City of Farrell, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Jermaine Somerset receives a Proclamation from Mayor Ollie McKeithan of the City of Farrell, Pennsylvania for his community service and dedication to cultural unity through the Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program.
SummerFest 2 Benefit Concert July 30, 2017. The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program and the City of Farrell, Pennsylvania welcomed world renowned recording artists Slick Rick, Kangol Kid of UTFO, and Grandmaster Dee of Whodini. Funds were raised in support of health screening and donations were made to the local food banks. In addition, The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program donated funds to the Farrell High School Football Boosters.
The Staff at the Hilton Atlanta Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia welcomed the Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program and program contributor, Kangol Kid of UTFO. The Hilton Atlanta Airport is instrumental in providing temporary accommodations for students during life changing events.
Please meet Ms. Lorraine Santos. Lorraine is originally from Nova Iguaçu, a city located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently works in hospitality at JW Marriot Rio de Janeiro located in Copacabana. Lorraine is also studying administration.
Please meet Ms. Erica Monica Bento. Erica is originally from Campo Grande, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso d Sul. Erica currently works in hospitality at JW Marriot Rio de Janeiro located in Copacabana. Erica is motivated to continue her professional growth as a Marriott associate, and her hobbies include reading, traveling, and enjoying nature.
Ms. Michaela Clarke is a Barbadian born student who attended the University of the West Indies Cave Hill where she studied social work. Michaela was so moved by her undergraduate placement program that she decided to pursue her studies further. Currently, she is enrolled as a student of King's College London pursuing a Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Michaela is hopeful these two degrees will allow her to fulfill her goals and interests in working with institutionalized children in residential care.
Mr. Ny'Lan Hosey is a 2019-2023 recipient of The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program. Ny'Lan is a 2017 graduate of Farrell High School in Farrell, Pennsylvania. Ny'Lan is attending Thiel University in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He is studying Exercise Science at the undergraduate level.
Ms. Yasrian Carvey is a 2011 recipient of the Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program. Yasrian received her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Clemson University and Studied Organizational Leadership and Learning at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Yasrian is pictured on the left and her mother on the right.
Meet Ms. Jordan Sutton, a 2021 recipient of The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program. Jordan is a 2019 graduate of South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Jordan’s desire is to open multiple adolescent mental health clinics in underserved black and brown communities. By obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey, Jordan strives to become the adult she needed when she was a teen.
Congratulations to my son, Mr. Markell Somerset. He received his bachelor's degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Network & Information from George Mason University College of Engineering and Computing, Fairfax, Virginia. The Fred Somerset Memorial Scholarship Program would like to congratulate all students of the Class of 2023!!!!