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Born in the Deep South in 1934 during The Great Depression, the legend and ultimate legacy of Frank Boulware, Sr. began. Frank’s life and legacy was anything but depressing and repressed. Frank's life, rather, was an amazing one filled with achievement, gratitude, love, service, pride in oneself and the ones whose shoulders we now stand on.
Inspired to do so by his elders, at a young age, Frank valued knowledge of himself, his family, freedom to live and be who God created one to be, hard work and education. He excelled both academically in Chester County, South Carolina schools and athletically in his beloved sport of baseball while still working with his family to maintain the family owned 162 acre farm. These God given talents and abilities afforded him the opportunity to play professional baseball for the Chester BlackSox, a Negro League team.
After graduating high school and playing professional baseball, Frank enlisted in the US Army serving his country honorably during war time (Korean War). Making history once again, in quintessential "Frank Boulware" style, he was the youngest service member in his battalion to have made the rank of Staff Sergeant in the shortest length of time (18 months).
Following his service in the US Army, Frank enrolled at Carver College in Charlotte, NC as an Accounting Major. Upon graduating, he shared his gift in the Accounting field in companies literally all across the country from Charlotte, NC to Phoenix, AZ to ultimately Atlanta, GA where Frank worked at WXIA-TV (Channel 11) as Assistant Controller from 1977 to when he retired in 1991. It should also be noted that while Frank worked at these companies, he embraced the power of entrepreneurship and serving one’s community as he simultaneously owned and operated Boulware's Bookkeeping and Accounting Services - serving hundreds of corporate and individual clients in the Atlanta area for nearly 40 years until he retired from the business in 2010.
Frank served his village – his community admirably until Earthly transition in 2015. Scholar, Professional Athlete, Patriot, Community Leader and successful Business Owner are all titles Frank Boulware, Sr. could authentically and proudly wear but the titles of Husband, Father and Grandfather displayed his greatest love and accomplishment as he understood building strong villages – strong communities start at home.
So it is with tremendous pride, love and honor, that one of the members of his “tribe” as he so lovingly referred to his family - one of his children, Joytrice “Joy” Mack, via Sankofa Village Project, Inc. establish the Frank Boulware, Sr. Legacy Scholarship with the hopes of passing down her father’s legacy of excellence in one’s studies and profession, love of oneself, love of one’s family and love of one’s community by offering scholarships to students classified as College Juniors and/or College Seniors currently attending and enrolled at a Historically Black College University.
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 recipients of the Frank Boulware, Sr. Legacy Scholarship:
Mati S. Baker of Morehouse College and Arthur W. Wright of Bethune-Cookman University
• Academically in Good Standing
• 100 hours of Community Service
• Major in African American studies, STEM fields or within the College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Applications are accepted from April 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018.
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Address: Sankofa Village Project, Inc. PO Box 2343 Douglasville, GA 30133
Brandon A. Mashack