Tuesday, January 17, 2012

4th Annual MLK Day Scholarship Event

The TMA Library, filled with students and volunteers.

 Thurgood Marshall Academy marked the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with the fourth annual Martin Luther King Day Scholarship Event. Over 40 students, most of them from the senior class, attended and applied for a wide range of scholarships and summer programs. Each student was matched with a volunteer from the community who helped students edit essays and decipher application requirements, and offered advice on college and scholarships. Both the library and the computer lab were packed with students and volunteers! 

Kathleen Williams works on a scholarship application.

Seren Snow and volunteer hard at work in the computer lab.

Marquise Williams and a volunteer confer about a scholarship essay.

Student Advisor and Alumni Coordinator Emma Levine, who helped organize the event, stated: “The Martin Luther King Scholarship Day was an excellent opportunity for seniors to complete scholarship applications, and underclassmen to complete summer programs applications.  Many students said that they completed over 5 applications during the event—hopefully this will translate into seniors getting a lot of money for college!”

Jasma Grantham fills out a scholarship application.

Students interested in more scholarship opportunities should see Mr. Mitchell or check out the TMA Community Service Guide here.

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