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Rochester Urban League Lends a Hand to Black Community’s Best and Brightest

June 2nd, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

Aaron Frazier, a student a Harvard University and an aspiring lawyer, will be one of 800 current and former Black Scholars, college officials, parents and family members on hand at the 2008 Urban League of Rochester Salute to Black Scholars Dinner.

Aaron Frazier, currently an undergraduate philosophy major at Harvard University, and Allen Williams, who will enter Princeton University this fall, will be on hand to welcome new inductees into the Urban League of Rochester Black Scholars program. La Rhonda Leonard, who earned both her bachelor’s in computer engineering and her M.B.A. from Clarkson University and is also a former Urban League of Rochester (ULR) Black Scholar, will be a featured speaker at the Salute to Black Scholars Event.

All three of these former Urban League Scholars attribute a measure of their success to the ULR and it’s Black Scholars program, which seeks to identify promising high school students and then support them through high school and the college application process. The program offers annual workshops on college survival skills, the college admission process, and financial aid. It also awards scholarships. Tomorrow’s event (to be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2008) will recognize over 300 students fro their outstanding academic performance.

For more information on the Urban League of Rochester’s Black Scholars Program click on THIS link.

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