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About Us

Gaston Memorial Scholarship, Inc. is a public non-profit tax exempt organization in accordance with Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).  Donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170.  We are considered a public charity under IRC 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi).

Each year Our Scholarship is awarded to two new graduates  and this year our event will be held at the BCPA-  Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 2nd floor.  Our speaker will be Mr. Rick Owens, 

The event is open to the public.

Come out and support our winners and hear our captivating speaker:  

This event is open to the public.  Thank you for supporting this special event.  

Board Members
​Mrs. Treyce' Spears, M.S., Chairperson
Dr. Kwame' Curtis, APO
Mr. Gary Muhammad, Bloomington, IL
Ms. Erika Baird, Peoria, IL
Larry J. Spears, M.S., J.D.

GMS Scholarship Application Review Committee 
Ramona Shaw
James Gaston
Muquaddim Haqq
Sherrie Moore
David Gaston
Eric Gaston
Robert L Gaston
Cleta Diane McDowell
Louis Shaw
Linda Gaston
Lyndze' Spears

Honorary Board Members:
Jewell Curtis 
Allan Gaston

Committee recommendations are submitted to the board for final evaluation and selection of scholarship recipient.


Gaston Memorial Scholarship

Celebrating 15-years!  Thanks for your support!