Gamma Phi
Scholarship Initiatives and Events

Scholarship is one of 10 mandated programs supported by the Gamma Phi Chapter. Each year 4 high school seniors are awarded financial scholarships to support their efforts to obtain college degrees.

Gamma Phi

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Anika Chowdhury

Hillwood High School

Rashad Townsend

Montgomery Bell Academy

Mariah Washington

John Overton High School

Alicia Young

Lighthouse Christian School

2019 Scholarship Committee

  • Delmas Bogus
  • John Burrell
  • Anthony Fears
  • Andre Harris
  • Larry Holden
  • Lewis Hudson
  • Jeffery Owens
  • Roderick Owens, Chairman
  • Bernard Ray
  • William Robinson
  • Davis Saunders
  • James Simpson
  • Derrick Williams

The 2020 Dr. Matthew Kennedy Memorial Talent Hunt

Bro. Juan Culp, chairman, along with members of the Talent Hunt planning committee, once again, executed a first-class event.

The 2020 Dr. Matthew Kennedy Memorial Talent Hunt was deemed a huge success, both in terms of the talent displayed by the contestants and the level of attendance.

The Nashville Public Library auditorium was an ideal setting for the contestants to showcase their talents.

Xander Benton 1st Place Winner
2020 Contestants
L to R Juan Culp, Talent Hunt Chairman, along with 2020 Talent Hunt Winners

This year the Gamma Phi Chapter hosted 7 finalists who competed for the grand prize and a chance to represent the chapter at the district level event. Attendees were treated to beautiful songs, ballet and theatrical performances. 

The 2020 winners are as follows:

1st-Place    Xander Benton   
2nd-Place  Sheridan King       
3rd-Place   Jaylin Sanders

The Dr. Matthew Kennedy Memorial Talent Hunt, an annual event, honors Bro. Dr. Matthew Kennedy (Omega Chapter) who was a classically trained (Juilliard School 1940) concert pianist.