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The Morehouse College Adams Scholars Program is committed to shaping a core of students who will set a standard for excellence in service to the community.

In 1994, Mrs. Emma Adams decided, along with her husband Mr. Joe Adams, to create a legacy that would address the needs of the under-served community. Thankfully, their search for an educational institution that would assist them in having their dream realized led them to Morehouse College. Through their initial donation of $100,000, a scholarship program was formed.

The Adams Scholarship Program supports twenty-eight (28) students who must serve not less than 350 hours annually in community outreach activities. With the advent of twenty-eight (28) African American college students converging on to the community to lend academic and moral support to our youth, the impact in terms of building capacity is phenomenal. The adjacent schools and community centers owe much to the Adams Scholars for their steadfast commitment to serving as advocates for children and as leaders in the movement toward social change and community redevelopment.

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