Dennis Johnson and Jordan Bridges are the recipients of this year’s Albert G. Jennings Scholarship and will both attend Purdue University in West Lafayette. Scholarships are given to college bound freshmen and are chosen based on their scholastic achievements, school and community involvement, written essay and interview. Applicants are also required to complete 20 hours of community service with the Parks & Recreation Department’s Neighborhood Programs during the summer to help them gain more understanding of what the Albert G. Jennings Scholarship represents as they complete hands-on work.
The scholarship is named after Albert G. Jennings, a longtime Supervisor and Director of the McCulloch Center, which is now the Jennings Recreation Center. The scholarship was named after Mr. Jennings as a tribute to his leadership and unwavering support of youth.
Jennings Recreation Center is the oldest standing neighborhood community center in Fort Wayne. The philosophy of the Center has always been to provide a positive, fun and safe atmosphere for the youth of the community. The Center is a safe haven for children, promotes positive interaction and behavior, and allows relief for parents to know their children are being fed, engaged and taken care of daily. That same philosophy stands today.