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Powerball winner establishes scholarships

Mar 18, 2011 10:22:00 AM - thestate.com
The Rev. Solomon Jackson Jr., the Lower Richland man who won a $259.9 million Powerball jackpot in 2009, has stepped forward again to spread some of his winnings, this time to high school students in South Carolina.

Jackson has established the Solomon Jackson Jr. Scholarship Foundation, which will be open this year to African-American students in 11 counties who plan to attend an accredited two-or-four year institution.

Deadline for application is April 1.

To qualify, students must attend public schools in Richland, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Jasper and Allendale counties or attend schools in Dillon County, District 2; Marion County, District 7; Hampton County, District 2; Florence County, District 4, and Orangeburg County, District 3.

Students may obtain applications from their guidance officers or e-mail Carmen Britt at Bank of America, carmen.britt@baml.com. U.S. Trust is overseeing the foundation.

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