A third Caucus scholarship?

A granddaughter of state Rep. Earline Parmon may have also received a scholarship from a nonprofit affiliated with the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus.

Parmon declined to talk to a reporter today, but an announcement in an April 24, 2006, education column in the Winston-Salem Journal shows that a woman with the same name as her granddaughter received a $1,000 scholarship from the Black Caucus Foundation.

The following Winston-Salem students were recently awarded scholarships by Rep. Earline Parmon on behalf of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus: (snip)

Shalonda Ingram received a $1,000 scholarship. She studies at Winston-Salem State University.

Other articles confirm that the Winston-Salem Democrat has a granddaughter named Shalonda Ingram. A May 12, 2003, feature about Ingram notes that she studied at a charter school run by her grandmother, Rep. Earline Parmon, and a Nov. 6, 2002, photo shows Parmon hugging her "granddaughter Shalonda Ingram."

The daughter of state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield and the son of Rep. Larry Womble also received scholarships from the Black Caucus Foundation.

Neither Ingram nor Parmon could be reached for comment.

Update: Ingram confirmed on Thursday, June 28, that she is Parmon's granddaughter. 


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Re: A third Caucus scholarship?

What obvious graft.

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