Erica L. Anderson is an educator, Founder of P.R.E.T.T.Y., and a graduate of
Prairie View A&M University with a Masters Degree in Counseling. She was born
in Houston, TX and raised on the outskirts, southwest of Houston in El Campo,
TX.

At an early age she aspired to become a writer. Many years later her dream
came into fruition. By way of a life change, emotional shift, and the need to
testify that bad things happen to good people. She decided to share her heart
ache, disappointment, and pain with the world. All the while informing the
broken hearted they do not swim alone in the sea of infidelity. As a counselor
she knew the importance of therapy for the mind, soul, and tarnished spirit. So
she took the advice she had given several times to her client's and transferred
her feelings through her pen to paper.

She is currently working on the sequel Thank God for Unanswered Prayers,
which will be available soon, and the Gospel Stage Play of the novel premiering
in Houston Texas. She's also a contributing writer for The Minority Executive
Report & Ebony Lifestyles. Miss Perry is a judge for the Texas United Nations
Pageants, and a member of the Houston Association of Black Journalist, and
philanthropist. She established the Charles Edward Grays Scholarship
Foundation after her late Grandfather.   

She has appeared on the 2008 Season Preimer of The Tyra Banks Show,
Cross Roads with Melanie Lawson on ABC 13, was the featured author for
Nnete from 97.9 The Box Book Break July 2007, selected by the Greater
Houston YMCA as a Minority Achiever for 2007, included in the inaugural
edition of Who's Who In Black Houston 2007, a spot light author for 3D Book
Club, A Chocolate Affair, and Phenomenal Women. Erica L. Perry-Anderson is
a member of Brookhollow "The Church Without Walls" and resides in Houston,
TX with her husband Kirk Anderson and their son.
About the Author & The Charles Edward Grays
Scholarship Foundation
THE CHARLES EDWARD GRAYS SCHOLARSHIP
FOUNDATION
Erica L. Perry-Anderson established the Charles Edward Grays Scholarship Foundation in 2006
in honor of her late grandfather. Who was instrumental in her becoming a college graduate along
with her grandmother. They both instilled the importance of higher education and put their
money where their mouth was. By financially supporting her educational endeavors.

The PURPOSE of The Charles Edward Grays Scholarship Foundation is to raise funds in an
effort to assist undergraduate students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities
(HBCUs), with the purchasing of text books. While aiding the promotion of the rich legacy and
traditions of our nations HBCUs.

The Board of Directors consist of former HBCU graduates, who are now pillars of society, and
are all leaving their mark on the world.   

Applications for the Fall 2007 Semester will be accepted February 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007. All
applicants must enroll or be enrolled (accepted) in an HBCU in the Fall 2007 Semester.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
Must be a US Citizen.
Complete application and supporting documents (essay) & submit them by the due date; a
reflective (typed) essay will be required by all applicants.
Demonstrate a commitment to community service and becoming an exceptional leader.   

NOTE: Scholarships may be renewable but are not guaranteed.
Scholarships will be awarded on a semester basis based on funding.    
A LESSON OR A BLESSING
by
Erica L. Perry
erica6perry@ericalperry.com

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