Office of the Mayor Scholarship Program Awards Almost $20,000 in Scholarships to College Bound Students

Posted on  07/09/2013 5:05 pm

Mayor Scholarship Program Award Recipients

Monday evening, Mayor Dennis P. Williams honored 21 of Wilmington’s top high school students, and presented almost $20,000 in scholarships during the Office of the Mayor Scholarship Awards Program reception.

The Office of the Mayor Scholarship Awards Program seeks to recognize and celebrate the academic commitment and achievement of the youth in the City of Wilmington, and Mayor Williams is proud to continue this tradition. This year, the scholarship program awarded $19,250 to college-bound students compared to the $5,000 that was issued last year.

“Educating and developing our youth is one of my top priorities. I want our children to be motivated, responsible citizens who have the ability to shape their own future,” said Mayor Williams. “If we want our young people to be our future leaders and have a positive impact on the community, we must support their needs, be a listening ear and give praise when they achieve success.”

This year, scholarships were awarded to students of the Brandywine, Christina, New Castle County Vocational Technical, and Red Clay School Districts; as well as, various private and parochial schools.

The Scholarship Program reception, which was attended by the scholarship recipients, their families, the senior leadership of the Williams Administration, as well as City Council President, Theo Gregory, and other members of Council; featured keynote speaker, Reverend John Moore.

Rev. Moore, who currently serves as the Vice President of Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships for the United Way of Delaware and the Executive Director for the Delaware Youth Leadership Academy,  delivered a powerful message that emphasized believing in yourself, external servitude and faith in God.

He charged the students to not only aim high and dream big, but to also, live a life that is dedicated to serving and giving back to others.

The Office of the Mayor Scholarship Awards Program presented three $1,500 scholarships, five $1,000 scholarships and 13 $750 scholarships.

2014 MAYOR’S OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

$1,500 Scholarship Recipients

NAME HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE MAJOR
Siani Anderson A. I. DuPont High School Lincoln University Pre-Law
Aaron Goode A. I. DuPont High School University of Delaware Mechanical Engineering
Ronald Jones Howard High School of Technology University of Delaware Finance

$1,000 Scholarship Recipients

NAME HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE MAJOR
Evan Carson Cab Calloway School of the Arts University of Delaware Engineering
Patrick Haglestein Delaware Military Academy University of Delaware Mechanical Engineering
Jordon Johnson Brandywine High School Averett University Athletic Training
Lauren McCrea Conrad School of Science University of Delaware Political Science
Lisbeth Santos A. I. DuPont High School University of Delaware Accounting

$750 Scholarship Recipients

NAME HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE MAJOR
Briana Coleman Conrad School of Science Delaware State University Biology
Elyssa Duckett Ursuline Academy Widener University Social Work
Jabreeah Harris Christiana High School Lincoln University Undecided
William Hopkins Tower Hill School University of Delaware Mechanical Engineering
TyLisa Johnson & Wilmington Friends School Florida A&M University Journalism
Shannon Marshall Charter School of Wilmington University of Delaware Physics
Diamond Massado Brandywine High School University of Delaware Criminal Justice
Mark Mosley Concord High School Delaware Tech Marketing
Morgan Mosley Concord High School Delaware Tech Operations Management
Coby Owens Salesianum High School West Virginia University Forensic Science
Sharlene Quinones Ursuline Academy University of Delaware Psychology
Shatoya Stevenson Newark High School Potomac State College; Sports Management
Madeline Wilson Padua Academy Seton Hall University Biology