Twenty-two recent high school graduates are getting some financial help for college.
Thursday, the Mahoning Valley College Access Program held its annual scholarship breakfast at the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown.
Each student received a $1,000 award to use for tuition.
Directors don’t just look at grades; they also factor in unique situations when picking winners.
“One of the qualifications we distribute is geared toward students in Trumbull County who are part of the foster-care system or who’ve ever been in foster care. That’s a high-need population,” said MVCAP Executive Director Lita Willis.
Wills said the program is available to students, even after they’ve graduated from high school.
The Mahoning Valley College Access Program provides information and resources to more than 1,000 local students this year.
Since 2002, MVCAP has awarded scholarships to over 500 students from Mahoning Valley schools.
This year’s recipients include:
- Warren G. Harding: Noah Diehl, Erika Sitch, Nakea Wilson, Gianna Jones, Marcquise Allgood and D’Ann Toles
- Youngstown City Schools: Erin Bailey, Trinity Johnson, Miracle Nolan, Clemente Rodriguez, Tyra Finley, Andrew Lee, Miy’keysha Collins, Tatiana Molina and Shiree Wilson
- McDonald High School: Abby Pratt and Rachel Ward
- Year 2 Award Recipients: Gabrielle Jones, Da’Jahnae Provitt, Yesarily Sanchez, Jensen Silbaugh and Victoria Woods