Birmingham Fisk University alumni help college-bound students

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Fisk Alumni Association hosted its annual scholarship jazz brunch to raise money to provide financial assistance to local students.

The event was at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel on Grandview Parkway on Saturday. Among those attending the packed event were 11 students who have already received offers to attend Fisk University in Nashville.

One of them was a student by the name of Benjamin Holmes. He is a Woodlawn senior who has been accepted into 31 colleges and earned more than one million dollars in scholarships. Holmes says Fisk is at the top of his list.

CBS 42 Morning News Anchor Art Franklin had the pleasure of serving as the Masters of Ceremonies for the brunch for the third year.

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