NCCU’s Jones nets postgraduate scholarship
N.C. Central graduate student Christopher Jones has been selected as one of six national winners of the 14th John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award, announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation.
A native of Goldsboro, Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from NCCU in 2009 and currently is enrolled in NCCU’s athletics administration graduate program while serving as a graduate assistant in the athletics department.
Once Jones finishes his master’s degree, he hopes to pursue work in the field of athletics administration and eventually obtain a doctoral degree.
The other five scholarship award winners are William Baggett, Mississippi; Dymond Bush, Hampton; Jasmine Edwards, Rutgers; Faimie Kingsley, Denver; and Tracie Sneed, Jacksonville.
Each of the winners receives a $10,000 grant to be used towards postgraduate studies in athletics administration.
The scholarship is named in honor of legendary NCCU basketball coach and Naismith hall of famer John McLendon.