Local historical church gives out over $100,000 in college scholarships after annual ‘Scholarthon’ event

A local historical church in Jacksonville is paying it forward to college students by giving away over 100,000 dollars in scholarships.

The Bethel Church has been a part of the Jacksonville community since 1838 and has helped more than 10,000 people over the years. The church gave out checks to more than 100 students on Sunday after the Dollars For Scholars Education 2022 Scholarthon.

The scholarthon took place virtually on July 31, where more than $100,000 was raised in six hours.

The church couldn’t do its traditional walk-a-thon to raise money for scholarships due to the pandemic, but Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr.

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