Prince Carmen Jones, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The Prince Carmen Jones, Jr. Scholarship project was birthed out a mother's desire to memorialize the life of her son. Prince Jones was a student at Howard University when his life was abruptly ended in a case of mistaken identity. Gunned down by a black cop on September 1, 2000, Prince became yet another victim of being young and being black in PG County which was notorious for police brutality.
Sixteen years later, the memory of Prince Carmen Jones, Jr. fades as police brutality explodes in our country. Honoring Prince's life is an important goal of the scholarship project. Perhaps equally important is encouraging today's students to wake up to the issues that existed when Prince was murdered and still exists today.
The scholarship will provide a full-ride to the recipient to attend Howard University. A lofty goal, but necessary one. Fulfilling Prince's mother, Dr. Jones' desire to help change the trajectory of another's life will perhaps make Prince's death not in vain.