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LCU FRESHMAN NAMED CLARENCE AND ROSA FIELDS’ SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

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Freshman Journi Singleton has been named the Clarence and Rose Fields Emerging Black Leader Scholarship recipient for 2024.

The award includes a full tuition and room and board scholarship given to a deserving Black student who demonstrates scholarship, Christian leadership and promise for the future.

Singleton, a member of the women’s basketball team, is a history major from Sulphur. Her goal is to become a defense attorney, advocating for the wrongfully convicted. She has a 3.79 GPA and is a Dean’s List scholar.

“I am honored and very grateful to be the recipient of the Clarence and Rosa Fields Emerging Black Leader Scholarship,” Singleton said. “This scholarship embodies academic excellence, Christian values and leadership qualities, all of which I greatly aspire to possess.

I want to extend great thanks to my professors, the judging panel and my parents for all believing in me. I am excited to get to know Mr. and Mrs. Fields and further expand my academic journey. Mr. and Mrs. Fields are truly an inspiration.”

Singleton graduated from Hamilton Christian School in Lake Charles, where she was the Class of 2023 valedictorian, Beta Club president, Student Council treasurer, and a member of the girls’ basketball team. She is the daughter of Raven Minor and step-daughter of Tim Bushnell.

“Ms. Journie Singleton has distinguished herself as a scholar-athlete at LCU,” said President Dr. Rick Brewer. “Her leadership potential and promise have no limit moving forward into the future. Indeed, she is emblematic of the servant leadership Clarence and Rosa Fields provided CENLA over the past three decades.”

Clarence Fields served as mayor of Pineville for 22 years, and his wife Rosa has been a long-time respected business leader and insurance agent in Central Louisiana.

The award contest takes place annually in February for the following academic year. For more information about this and other scholarships, visit the LCU scholarship webpage.

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