Point Park Students Awarded Scholarships from the Pittsburgh NAACP Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Point Park University students Blaine King, Rikkilee Rose, Sonya Rudolph and Maricca Spencer were awarded scholarships for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year from the Pittsburgh NAACP.
The Pittsburgh NAACP has a 31-year tradition of awarding scholarships to outstanding African-American high school seniors and college students.
Point Park's NAACP scholarship recipients were chosen for the scholarships based upon their academic achievements, career goals, 500-word essay and recommendation letters.
The Point Park students selected by the NAACP represented undergraduate majors from all four schools at the University.
Meet Point Park's 2016 NAACP Scholarship Recipients
The recipients featured below discuss what it meant to receive a scholarship from the NAACP.
"As a person of color, receiving this award from one of the most prestigious organizations in the country meant a lot to me. This award made me realize the opportunities people of color have today that my grandparents didn't have."
"Receiving this scholarship was an honor. It will allow me to have a little more financial freedom since I am currently working three jobs and doing an apprenticeship to achieve my dream. I'll be able to spend less time at work and more time on my studies."
"I was so excited and so proud to receive this scholarship. It was wonderful. Also, Point Park has been so wonderful. As a transfer student, everyone here has been so warm to me and the professors and staff have been very helpful."
"I was really honored and proud to have been selected. This will help me financially and motivate me even more to excel and prosper. It feels great to be recognized for my achievements."
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