By OBSERVER Newsroom

The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) Sacramento Chapter, a nonprofit organization, has announced the following three scholarships for high school seniors, returning adults, and transfer/college undergraduates in the greater Sacramento, CA region. The memorial fund scholarships are in honor of:

  • Mr. Percy Pinkney, was a prominent leader and a longstanding and influential political figure in California.
  • Dr. George D. King, was a prominent professor and influential leader in California.
  • Mr. James W. Sweeney, was a prominent leader and community advocate in Sacramento and the Bay Area. 

Applicants can apply for all three scholarships. The applications can be found by emailing The deadline to apply is Monday, May 15 by midnight PST. Winners will be announced by May 30.

Students must meet the criteria of academic achievement, leadership and a 300-word essay. The scholarship awards of $1,000.00 each, will be distributed in the student’s college financial account.

Applicants must have graduated from a high school within the Sacramento region by the end of the 2023 spring term. Applicants must demonstrate a record of service to the African American/Black community, along with a record of academic achievement and leadership. Evidence of admission to a higher institution or continuing enrollment status in a college/university must be provided prior to scholarship distribution.