2017 Scholarship Recipients

Rotary Centennial Scholars and Brown Family Scholarship Winners Announced

We were pleased to recognize recipients of the 2017 Rotary Centennial and Brown Family scholarships at the July 10 and July 17 club meetings.  All recipients received a recognition plaque and told members about themselves and their plans.    This year’s Rotary Centennial scholars are: Tasia Brownell (Meredith College), Desmond Jackson (Campbell University) (unable to attend), Laura Duran Velazquez (Durham Tech), and Armani Williams (NCCU).  All are Student U students. The Brown Family scholar is Laura Salazar (UNC Chapel Hill).   Laura is an Emily K student.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship freshman year, and with continued college enrollment and academic success an additional $1,000 scholarship sophomore year.

Student U is a college-access organization founded in the proposition that all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students through middle school, high school, and college.

Brown Family Scholarship recipients are members of the Emily K program.  The K to College programs of the Emily K Center develop educated student leaders who achieve in school, gain entry to and graduate from college, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty in their families.

Meg Solera and Marge Nordstrom coordinated the awarding of the scholarships that were presented on July 10 and July 17.

Pictured above are Alexandra Zagbayou, Executive Director of Student U; Holly Guss, College Adviser of Student U;  Meg Solera Committee Co-chair; Laura Duran Velazquez, Rotary Centenarian Scholar: Blanca Velazquez, Laura’s mother and Bill Ingram, President ,Durham Technical Community College.

Pictured from left to right are Holly Guss, College Adviser of Student U; Armani Williams, Rotary Centennial Scholar: Tasia Bromell, Rotary Centennial Scholar: Laura Salazar, Brown Family Scholarship; Meg Solara, Co-Chair , Scholarship Committee; Robert Polanco, Associate Directory of College Success, Emily K Center and Adam Eigenrauch,Executive Director, Emily K Center.

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