Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 Scholarship Winners!

The HALO Learning Center is excited to announce two scholarship winners for 2015! Through HALO-KC's partnership with the Kansas City Securities Association, local HALO youth are eligible to apply for their Education Fund scholarship in the spring of each year. The scholarship is applicable for youth from seven local organizations, including the HALO Learning Center. Recipients are decided by a number of factors, including academic merit, financial need, community involvement and citizenship.
Out of over 80 applicants this year, and 10 recipients, HALO had two girls, Jameshia and Shelzaray, win the scholarship! Jameshia is interested in attending Lincoln University this fall with an interest in ROTC and Aviation. Shelzaray will be attending Kansas City Kansas Community College with a focus on Early Childhood Development. Both girls have been involved in the HALO Learning Center for over two years, and were ecstatic to receive this $18,000 scholarship.
One of HALO's previous scholarship recipients, Tiana, was also invited to attend the scholarship awards banquet due to her numerous achievements in her first year of college this past year. HALO Center staff were thrilled to have three of their scholarship winners together for a magical evening.
Through the generosity of KCSA, these HALO youth will be able to pursue their dreams for the future! Thank you to everyone at KCSA who made this possible.
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(from left) HALO Center Facilitator Aubony Chalfant, 2014 scholarship recipient Tiana, 2015 scholarship recipient Jameshia, 2015 scholarship recipient Shelzaray, HALO Center Director Carly Manijak, HALO Foundation Program Director Lacy Voight
Past winner and present winners Jameshia and Shelzaray at the awards banquet
                       HALO Center staff and past winner Tiana get cozy at the awards banquet!
2015 recipients Jameshia and Shelzaray moments after receiving their honorary plaques.
2015 recipient Jameshia with HALO Foundation Program Director Lacy Voight, who also happens to be Jameshia's Big Sister through BBBS of KC. The pair have been matched for over seven years!

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