Shirley’s Sanctuary is the charity arm of News4uonline. The opportunity to give back to others is an idea that Shirley Marie Freeman believed in. As a mother of 11 children and aspiring role model to others, Shirley Marie Freeman was the picture of helping people.
Her longtime employment as a dietician supervisor at a nursing home was a perfect opportunity for her to reach back into the community.
Accepted into Tuskegee University, Ms. Freeman saw education as a key to that outreach. Though she did not attend Tuskegee University, Ms. Freeman was a staunch supporter of academics at institutions of higher learning.
Therefore, News4usonline is embarking on a journey to create (5) $500 scholarships through Shirley’s Sanctuary on an annual basis in Ms. Freeman’s honor.
The five (5) yearly scholarships are geared for women accepted into or aiming to attend a historically black college or university.