3 things Rochester’s Black Scholars want you to know – New York News

3 things Rochester’s Black Scholars want you to know – New York News


Lauren Peace and Aleanna Siacon, @LaurenMPeace @AleannaSiacon

Published 9:31 p.m. ET June 13, 2017 | Updated 8 hours ago

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The Urban League of Rochester awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships to black scholars on Tuesday.
Aleanna Siacon

It was a difficult spring for the Urban League of Rochester with the loss of their longtime program coordinator, Annette Rouse, but sorrow turned to joy Tuesday night when black scholars were recognized for their academic achievements.

Rouse, who led the Black Scholars Program for 37 years, died in late May. Even through loss, families and guests at the 38th Annual Salute to Black Scholars Recognition Dinner said they were proud of the accomplishments of the students being recognized and the life of the woman who couldn’t be there.

More: Black Scholars has had 10,300 graduates since 1980

More than $2.5 million in scholarships are presented annually to Black Scholars from schools from the eight-county Greater Rochester area. The recipients are students who have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better.

Here are three things young black scholars want you to know about them:

1. Whenthey are successful, communities benefit.

“I feel honored to be recognized as a black scholar and to also be awarded scholarships that will really help me in my…

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