Nydia Dunkley is the 2021 recipient of the John Jasper Pointer III Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2021 graduate of Halifax County High School and is attending Virginia State University. Her goal is to become a mathematics teacher. Dunkley is the first recipient of this scholarship to attend Virginia State University where Pointer graduated in 2000. Presenting the scholarship to Dunkley is John J. Pointer Jr., father of John III.