The SMF Annual College trip took place from October 17 – 19, 2016. This year students visited the Greater Atlanta area.  Students visited the following cultural sites and schools: Davidson College, Georgia Tech, Spelman College, Emory University,  Morehouse College, Center for Civil and Human Rights.  One highlight of the trip included a banquet at Pascal’s Restaurant where students listened to and interacted with distinguished guests that included professionals from the Greater Atlanta region.


SMF Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients


Cynthia Treco Simmons Memorial Scholarship 

Caroline Phan – Parkland High School – Davidson College

Andra Woods – Parkland High School – Bowdoin College

Ashley Douglas – Parkland High School – University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Maria Cruzat – Early College of Forsyth – UNC Charlotte


Nathaniel P. Simmons Memorial Scholarship 

Roger Cameron Berry – Reagan High School – NC A&T University


Nathaniel P. Simmons III Memorial Scholarship

Jontae Lindsey – East Forsyth High School – UNC Wilmington

Raines Warren – Reynolds High School – Howard University

Alexis Douglas – Parkland High School – NC State University

Jada Moore – Reynolds High School – NC A&T University

Mikalah Muhammad – Atkins High School – NC A&T University


To learn about past winners click here


This message is to announce our first SMF meeting of the 2016-2017 school year on Sunday, September 18th at the Wake Forest Law School from 2-4pm. The purpose of this meeting is to welcome new and returning students, provide important college admissions strategies, tips, and information.  We will also discuss our upcoming college trip in October. Please be on the lookout for information regarding the specific room number.

Since 1985, Winston-Salem’s oldest and most-respected community newspaper has invited elected officials, business professionals, community leaders, residents and other stakeholders in the community to take part in the award ceremony designed to honor individuals throughout the area for their hard work and dedication to improving lives. Last Saturday evening, April 23, hundreds of people gathered at the Donald Julian Reaves Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University for the 31st edition of he annual event.

Community Service Awards went to Suzanne Reynolds, Dean of the Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Law; Kelly Carpenter, senior pastor of Green Street United Methodist Church; Omari Scott Simmons, Director of the Business Law Program at WFU & Executive Director, Simmons Memorial Foundation; Bishop Todd Fulton, president of the Minsters’ Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity; and Elizabeth Speight, the longtime choir musician and musical director for the Rupert Bell Singers, who perform in the community for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult day care programs. Read More

Announcing the 2015 Simmons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Cynthia Treco- Simmons Memorial Scholarship

Marianne Cruzat – Early College of Forsyth – UNC Chapel Hill

Nathaniel P. Simmons, Jr. -Memorial Scholarship

  1. Mariah Adams – Walkertown High School – East Carolina University
  2. Breon Jenkins – West Forsyth High School – Wingate University

Nathaniel P. Simmons III- Memorial Scholarship

Jada Baker – Early College of Forsyth – UNC Chapel Hill

Congratulations to the brave students of Parkland Magnet High School’s Mandela Society for helping their school and community talk about race in a meaningful way. Many of these amazing students are current Simmons Memorial Foundation students and we are incredibly proud of them!

Announcing the 2014 Simmons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Nathaniel P Simmons Jr. Scholarship

Ebony Watkins – Parkland High School – UNC Chapel Hill

Cynthia Treco Simmons Scholarship

Semassa Boko- Mount Tabor High School – Pomona College

Nathaniel P Simmons III Scholarship

Joseph Ford – Parkland High School – Wake Forest University

Announcing the 2013 Simmons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Winners

Nathaniel P Simmons Jr.- Scholarship

    1. Katerra Logan – Mount Tabor High School – Yale University
    2. Jordan Latham – Parkland High School – UNC Chapel Hill

Cynthia Treco -Simmons Scholarship

  1. Karina Martinez Romo – Parkland High School – Duke University
  2. Luis Miguel Vasquez – West Forsyth High School – UNC Chapel Hill

Nathaniel P Simmons III -Scholarship

  1. Mishana Sturdivant – Robert B Glenn High School – Wake Forest University
  2. Ashley Green – Early College Academy at Dudley High School – UNC Chapel Hill


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