The Roxie Douglas Scholarship Foundation is preparing for their annual scholarship banquet Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sam Houston State University Lowman Student Center.

Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at the 10th annual scholarship banquet.

Shinnette Matthews, Shelbie Thaler, LaTanya Hall, Trenecia Milo, Deneka Harden and Chelsey Jones will be awarded with the scholarships and Danny Pierce, Sophia Oliphant, Joseph Castille and Dan Slater will be given humanitarian awards.

At the banquet, Curtis Montgomery, who runs Samaritan Women’s Care in Huntsville, will be the guest speaker. Montgomery established Samaritan in 2000 after working in California for 18 years.

The entertainment for the evening will be provided by opera singer Bernidine Oliphant, who will be accompanied by the Rev. Keith Williams.

The banquet and the Roxie Douglas Learning Institute are sponsored by First State Bank, Watkins Consulting, Charles Brown, Rex Realty, Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Hillcrest Ford, Platinum Printing, Colonel Samuel Douglas, Heartfield Florist, Judge and Mrs. Danny Pierce, McNeese Drugs, First National Bank, Dr. Stephen Means and Cox Funeral Home.