The VIPP Report: 100 Black Men of Louisville will honor students for their commitment to academics, community service, and leadership



On Sunday, April 19th, 100 Black Men of Louisville will host along with Fourth Street Live a Scholarship Reception at 441 S. Fourth Street in the Tavern Hall on the second level from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will recognize and award their 2015 scholarship recipients. Twelve students will honored because they meet the values, mission and eligibility criteria outlined by the organization.  From their academic intellectual development, spirituality, justice, integrity, leadership to respect for family is just a few of the attributes that these students exemplify.

Students will receive scholarships and awards from Georgetown College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University and the 100 Black Men of Louisville.   Representatives from each institution will be in attendance for the celebration.  Those scholarship dollars will assist youth in completing their educational goals by providing resources to offset expenses associated with tuition, books and housing.

Kevin Wigginton, President of 100 Black Men of Louisville expects greatness from the youth and applauds the commitment from their partners. He says “The purpose of the scholarship reception is to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of our Mentees and students in the community who are our Future Leaders.  We hope that with the support of the 100 Black Men of Louisville and the support of our College, University and Corporate Partners these students will be inspired to give back to and make a difference with someone else.  I’m asking the community to come out and celebrate with us as we congratulate this group and their families.”

If you would like to setup an interview with Kevin Wigginton and/or a scholarship recipient, please contact Sherlene Shanklin, VIPP Communications at 502.295.0435 or by email at

To learn more about 100 Black Men of Louisville, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization their programs, special events and how you can get involved go to

***Derby event announcement

100 Black Men of Louisville Derby Scholarship Gala will be held on Thursday, April 30th in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House East.  Entertainment will be announced next week.  One of their top 1990’s hit is currently being played during a national commercial.  You have been humming and patting your foot to the tune and you can see them live in Louisville.  Stay tuned for the official announcement.



The mission of 100 Black Men of Louisville, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.