Welcome to the Chandler/Turner Scholarship Fund Website
Our parents, James Chandler, Sr. and Ellen Turner, valued education since having been part of the Great Migration. The experience of African Americans moving north for a better way of life left them with the desire to make sure their children received an education. Teola Tillman, the eldest female sibling of the Chandler/Turner family wanted to develop a way the family could give back to the community. With this in mind, Teola along with siblings, Eldora Gray and James Chandler Jr, created the Chandler/Turner Scholarship Fund. It began in 1999. The scholarship honors the legacy of the Chandler parents, Ellen and James Chandler Senior who were strong visionaries with their children in encouraging higher education. The recipients must reside in the greater Kansas City area, they must be of African American heritage, they have to be a graduating senior and be accepted to a post-secondary institution to apply. Initially, all siblings donated from their personal funds and one fundraiser was held at the “New Dinner Theater.” As time progressed, and as the siblings, James Chandler Jr., Roger Chandler, Marvin Chandler and Teola and Eldora went to be with the Lord, the family decided to expand the sphere of this charity and apply to become a 501c3. We have a Board of Directors made up of community members and educators. Presently, the family raises funds through a number of projects, silent auction, garage sales, raffles, and donations from family and friends. The family is proud of its history and are most enthusiastic to share with those that are selected to receive the benefits. We ask you to please join us in this noble cause with a donation or participation in our fundraisers.
God Bless You,
The Chandler/Turner Family
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