Urban League Scholarship Announcement

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News release from the Fort Wayne Urban League:

Urban League Scholarship Announcement

(August 30, 2011) – The Fort Wayne Urban League is proud to honor three college students with scholarships to assist with books and other school expenses. These three students are all members of the Urban League’s National Achievers Society and have financial need. 

The three students honored this year are:

Aaren Curry – a graduate of South Side High School, currently attending Spellman College and majoring in Dentistry
Rassan Ridley – a graduate of Paul Harding High School, currently attending Indiana State University and majoring in Fashion Design
LaQuasea Shepherd – a graduate of Wayne High School, currently attending The Art Institute in Indianapolis.

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Alan Grinsfelder.

“We thank Mr. Grinsfelder for his continued support for the Fort Wayne Urban League, and the youth we serve. He volunteers his time to help our students expand their horizons and his gift is supporting educational opportunity for these minority scholars,” says Jonathan C. Ray; President of the Fort Wayne Urban League
Recognition presentation for students and parents:

Friday September 2, at 3:30 p.m. at 2135 S Hanna St, Fort Wayne 46803

Following the presentation, the Fort Wayne Urban League will host an informational session for parents and students on college planning. We invite all parents and students to attend this session from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


The Fort Wayne Urban League represents Allen County as a member of Indiana’s College Success Coalition, and is working to improve college access and success for minority and low-income youth in our community. If agencies/churches/organizations would like to join the coalition, please register at www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/CSC and click on the Membership Application or contact John J. Foster at 260.745.3100 for information.


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