Four Selma University students receive Eunice B. Towns Scholarships

Published 10:56 am Thursday, October 8, 2020

Eunice B. Towns is known for being an outstanding teacher and her generosity in Dallas County.

Towns’ son, Winfred Towns, has set up a Eunice B. Towns Scholarship Fund at Selma University in her memory.  Four Selma University students received a $250 scholarship Wednesday: Rodney Brown, Jaserica Angion, Milton Colston and Jonathan Shanks.

Selma University President Eddie Hill Jr. said he appreciates the Towns family donating a scholarship to the school.

“It’s good to have a scholarship and it helps the students financially,” Hill said.

Towns, who died on Aug. 5, received her Elementary Training at the Dallas County Training School and High School at Selma University. She earned education degrees at Alabama A&M. She attended Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Beloit and later Good Hope Baptist Church in Sardis.

Towns was a teacher in the Forest County and Wilcox County Public School Systems for 29 years. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, East Dallas County women and East Dallas District Associations.

Winfred Towns briefly spoke to the recipients and advised them on life after college.

“Always be on time, always look the part because that’s what people will remember,” Winfred Towns said. “Always be humble and know where you came from because life is about what you do.”