Samara Chapman Awarded Dana Conner Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Samara Chapman was awarded the $2,000 Dana Conner Richardson Memorial Scholarship recently, a scholarship presented annually by Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County and the Richardson family in memory of Dana Conner Richardson, the late associate director for the organization.
“I knew a little about the scholarship and then Mr. Richardson explained it a lot more when I went to accept it,” said Chapman, who was presented the scholarship by Brent Richardson, husband of the late Dana Conner Richardson. “This means a lot to me, especially with the way she (Richardson) gave back to the community.”
Chapman, a recent A.L. Brown High School graduate, will attend the University of North Carolina Charlotte next fall where she plans to major in computer science.
Since 2011, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County and the Richardson family has partnered to award scholarship funds annually to one or more students of Habitat Cabarrus homeowners and their families in memory of Dana Conner Richardson, the late associate director for Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County.
Richardson, who lost her battle to cancer in 2010, was deeply committed to the principles of Habitat for Humanity and the elimination of poverty in Cabarrus County. She was also a strong believer in higher education as demonstrated by the fact that she was the first in her family to graduate from college. Since the program’s inception, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County has awarded $18,000 in scholarships.