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Scholarship Spotlight

Honoring a founder's vision

Scholarship founder Wil Counts, ACF staff member Kim Covington, and Bishop Barnwell's son Pastor Aubrey Barnwell gather outside the First New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Phoenix.

40 years of scholarships

in honor of the late Bishop Henry Barnwell.


awarded since inception.


students supported.

The Bishop Henry L. Barnwell Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund has deep roots in Arizona’s African-American community. The scholarship is named after the late Bishop Henry Barnwell, who fought to make Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a state holiday here in Arizona. Bishop Barnwell established the scholarship fund over 40 years ago to provide scholarships to students who would be unable to attend college without financial assistance.

When Bishop Barnwell passed away a few years ago, his son, Pastor Aubrey Barnwell, wanted to find a permanent home for the fund that honors his late father. Pastor Barnwell worked with Dr. Wil Counts, who serves on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, to move the fund to its new home at ACF in December 2017.

Pastor Aubrey Barnwell and Dr. Wil Counts work closely with ACF Vice President of Community Initiatives Kim Covington to honor Bishop Barnwell’s original vision and expand the scholarship’s reach in the community.

Judah Crum was awarded the Bishop Henry L. Barnwell Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship during the 2018-2019 academic year. She attended Phoenix College where she studied American Sign Language.

As a young African-American woman, I face many obstacles. But these obstacles push me to find new ways of learning and improving my community.

Judah Crum

Scholarship Recipient

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