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Sidney Bronson

Sidney Bronson, was born June 25, 1941 in Garland, North Carolina to the late Danny Monroe and Clare Bogerty. He was reared by the late Kenneth Bogerty.

Sidney was educated in Garland, North Carolina and Newport News, Virginia. It is in Newport News, where he received his High School Diploma.  He was employed by New York City Mass Transit Authority for more than 20 years. He later went on to own his own successful limousine service.

Sid or Mr. Sid as he was known, had a genuine love for children and people in general. He refereed basketball games for high school and college students.  He was also involved in the afterschool program at Your Destiny Center and participated in all functions of NHBW.

Loyalty, reliability, trustworthiness, honesty and dedication are qualities that are looked at to determine the character of a person. While Sid did not have degrees or monuments named after him, he possessed the qualities to determine him to be a great man. He did not know that he was destined to make an incredible impact on so many!

Mr. Sid passed, September 29th, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina and left six successful children.

While the NHBW is proud to have known him, we know that he was truly an advocate for education. His legacy for the love of children will live on. It’s a legacy that will benefit and support scholars thru the Sidney Bronson Educational Scholarship Fund. Any student applying to college or a returning college student has the opportunity to apply.

We the Queen City Chapter of NHBW would like to thank you for your generous support in helping us make Mr.Sid smile.

Sidney Bronson Scholarship

The Queen City awards two (2) $500.00 scholarships to graduating students, attending an accredited college or University, any student has the opportunity to apply .

Scholarships are awarded based on proceeds from fundraisers held during the year.

Application Deadline: April 5th, 2024

Applicant’s Requirements:

  •  Must be of African-American heritage
  • Must be a high school graduate of North Carolina School.
  • Entering a university, 2 or 4-year college, or trade school as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Have accumulated a grade point average GPA of 2.75 or higher from your last school attended.
  • Be involved in school and community activities.
  • Demonstrate your communication skills by uploading your answer to the Essay Topic listed to the far right by one of these two options:
    • A written 500-word essay
      • Double Spaced; Times New Roman; 12-point font
    • A video at least 2 minutes no more than 5 minutes long
      • Your face must be visible throughout the video. The video can be in presentation format or conversational format. (no pictures of you or Ai heads will be allowed)

    Online Application

    The following items must be ready for upload on the application in the following format: .pdf, .jpg, png, .heic, mp4, and .wav

    • Headshot photo – to be used on the site 
    • 2 current “Letters of Recommendation” Written by a school and/or a community representative (can not be family members.)
    • Letters from supervisors and/or copies of certificates of participation from organizations where you performed your community service. (Applicant must have verified volunteer hours, please be specific about your duties.)
    • Have the last school you attended submit an official transcript to: ( The email sending must have an .edu address to be official.)

    Essay Topic

    The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc., Queen City Chapter is a charitable corporation dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families through the support of the arts, culture, health, education, and human service programs. Compose an essay that fully explains how you would improve the lives of families in your community through the support of the arts, culture, health, education, and human service programs.

    • Your essay should fully answer the following questions:
      1. What extracurricular activities are you a part of that support the arts, culture, health, education, and human service programs?
      2. How would you, in the future, help improve the lives of Families in your County?
      3. What impact would this scholarship have on your educational goals?

    Sidney Bronson Scholarship

    Online Application

    Application Deadline: April 5th, 2024

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