Assistance League of Charlotte recently awarded scholarships to seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school seniors. Scholarships are based on community service, academic performance and financial need. More than $452,970 in scholarship monies has been awarded since the program’s inception in 2002.
Madison Brooks was awarded a $10,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. After graduating from Ardrey Kell High School, she will attend UNC Charlotte to double major in Business Management and Spanish, as well as minor in either Organizational Management or Business Law. During her time at UNC Charlotte, she would like to study abroad and volunteer her time in different countries as well. Madison hopes to one day practice corporate or criminal law and empower other young women to pursue their dreams.
Rani Madhiwala was awarded a $9,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. Currently a senior at Cato Middle College High School, Ms. Madhiwala will attend North Carolina State University, where she was accepted into the scholars’ program. She is the valedictorian in her class of 100 students. She is also an AP Scholar with Distinction and Honor.
Savannah Blue was awarded an $8,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. A senior at Ardrey Kell High School, she will attend North Carolina University at Charlotte. She plans to study nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner. Ms Blue is passionate about making an impact in her own city, and on her neighbors and friends.
Mary Grace Courter was awarded a $7,500 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. She currently attends Independence High School where she ranks in the top 2% of her class. Ms. Courter will attend UNC Chapel Hill in the fall where she plans to major in Nursing and minor in Spanish. She is also very excited to join Circle K International, “the college version of Key Club,” so that she may continue to serve the community during her studies.
Trinity Smith was awarded a $4,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. She will be attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the fall to major in Liberal Studies.Trinity has also been accepted in the Accelerated Pathway to Law School Program since she plans to be a criminal and family lawyer in the future. She is a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and Central Piedmont Community College in Huntersville, NC.
Samuel Wey was awarded a $3,000 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. A senior at Charlotte Engineering Early College he holds a 4.6 GPA. He will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he plans on majoring in Chemistry or Neuroscience and obtaining a minor in mathematics. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Samuel plans to attend medical school. His future career goals include researching neurological diseases and working to provide adequate healthcare access to underprivileged communities worldwide.
Kezia Johnson was awarded a $2,500 Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship. She will attend North Carolina State University in the fall and plans to major in biomedical engineering. Kezia is passionate about STEM and hopes to continue living a life dedicated to service and helping others. She attends Lake Norman Charter School where she has been involved in the Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Student Council, Do-It-Yourself Club and Varsity Basketball where she won best defensive player and All Conference.
Assistance League of Charlotte awards college monies to Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school seniors and previous Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship recipients for their continuing education. Recipients must attend a University of North Carolina system school with the exception of the scholarship(s) for student(s) attending Central Piedmont Community College.
Assistance League of Charlotte is a nonprofit member volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children & their families in Mecklenburg County through five community-based philanthropic programs – we feed, we clothe, we mentor, we educate.
Operation Check Hunger, Operation School BellÒ , Mecklenburg County Teen Court, Scholarship Fund and Outreach programs are designed to address the issue of upward mobility by providing at risk children an opportunity to succeed.