The Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. Chapter 10 and Auxiliary is a non-profit Veterans organization established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African-American Marine recruits to join the United States Marine Corps. Camp Johnson, formerly known as Montford Point Camp, is located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It is the military base that housed and trained approximately 20,000 Marines from 1942 to 1949. Camp Johnson is currently the home of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools. Throughout the year, Auxiliary members actively work to coordinate activities and community events that promote unity and goodwill. Similarly, our annual scholarship programs are open to all local high school seniors bound for an institution of higher learning (IHL) and students already enrolled in an IHL. We have also award savings bonds to young essay contest winners during African-American History Month. In 1987,the Auxiliary established the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award,” named after the great civil rights leader. This scholarship, further personified by the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black and White Scholarship Ball, is only awarded to qualifying Onslow County high school seniors who are bound for an IHL. In 1995, the Auxiliary established a second scholarship program, the “Mrs. Almita S. R. Woods Scholarship Award,” to bestow the highest accolades on an exemplary Onslow County high school senior bound for an IHL OR on a student already matriculated in an IHL. Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. Chapter 10 & Auxiliary presents the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black & White Scholarship Ball. 148 Brynn Marr Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28546 Guest Speaker: Elder Sidonia Harrison Woods

Schedules

  • Occurs Saturday, January 25th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Venue

The Point

148 Brynn Marr Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28546