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BSPNTX Announces 2021-22 Scholarships Recipients

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

December 17, 2021

DALLAS – The National Society of Black Sports Professionals North Texas (BSPNTX) announces its inaugural class of scholarship recipients.

Eight students with North Texas ties are set to receive $10,500 in scholarship dollars – $1,500 to each BSPNTX Leadership Scholarship recipient and $1,000 to each BSPNTX Community Scholarship recipient – during the 2021-22 academic year:

BSPNTX Leadership Scholarship Recipients

• Demitra Carter (Graduate Student, Cedar Hill, Texas) – 3.39 GPA in Sport Management at Baylor University

• Dexia Smith (Graduate Student, San Antonio, Texas) – 3.33 GPA in Business Administration in Sport Entertainment Management at the University of North Texas at Frisco

• Damon Wright (Bachelor of Science in Communication – Sports Media, Birmingham, Ala.) – 3.85 GPA at Mississippi College, currently a first-year graduate student at Southern Methodist University

• Mya Peterson (Sophomore, Prosper, Texas) – 3.47 GPA in Journalism (Sport Concentration) and Business Marketing at the University of Kansas

• Michael Malone III (Sophomore, Murphy, Texas) – 4.00 GPA in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management at the University of North Texas

BSPNTX Community Scholarship Recipients

• Leon Jackson (Graduate Student, Dallas, Texas) – 3.08 GPA in Sport Management at Dallas Baptist University

• Jasmine Holt (Graduate Student, Euless, Texas) – 3.00 GPA in Business Administration and Sport Administration at Ohio University

• Kennedi Jones (Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Little Rock, Ark.) – 3.37 GPA at the University of Central Arkansas, currently a first-year graduate student at Stephen F. Austin University

Applicants for the chapter's scholarships had to meet the criteria of 1) being a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at a college or university in the greater North Texas area or being a North Texas-area native pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in sport management (or sports-related field of study) area, 2) maintaining a current GPA of 3.0 or higher for the BSPNTX Leadership Scholarship or 2.5 or higher for the BSPNTX Community Scholarship and 3) submitting a written essay of 500 words or less outlining how his/her goals to pursue a career in sports align with BSPNTX's pillars.

"At the beginning of the year, our goal was to award $10,000 in scholarships, so I’m very excited we were able to exceed that goal and help these students," said BSPNTX Scholarship Committee Chair Cherise Lee. "All eight recipients submitted strong applications that truly represent our pillars well. I’m confident each of them will continue to make an impact in the sports industry on their respective campuses and beyond."

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