6 Richmond students receive Tomorrow’s Promise scholarships
8/4/2017, 7:18 a.m.
Six college bound students are the recipients of the 2017 Tomorrow’s Promise scholarships from the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
The winners were recognized at a meeting of the RRHA Board of Commissioners on June 21 at the Calhoun Family Investment Center. They were selected based on academic achievements, community service and work ethic throughout their high school careers, RRHA officials said. Each student will receive $1,000 a year for up to four years.
The winners, by RRHA community:
Whitcomb Court: Michael Allen Jr., an Armstrong High School graduate, who will attend Old Dominion University. Mya Jeter, a Richmond Community High School graduate, who will attend the University of Mary Washington.
Townes at Rivers South: Phillisha Hopson, a Richmond Community graduate, who will attend Virginia Commonwealth University.
Hillside Court: Kevin Thomas, a Richmond Community graduate, who will attend ODU.
Gilpin Court: Audrey Wilkerson, an Open High School graduate, who will attend VCU.
Fairfield Court: Breyanna Wilkerson, an Armstrong High graduate, who will attend VCU.
“Investing in our students’ dreams is part of our vision to build vibrant communities, as we recognize these bright and gifted students within RRHA communities,” Robley Jones, chairman of RRHA’s Board of Commissioners, stated in a news release.
This is the 22nd year for the scholarship program, which was started by Richmond Opportunities Inc., a nonprofit that promotes economic self-sufficiency among families living in Richmond’s public housing communities or receiving rental assistance.
Since 1995, the program has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to more than 120 students.— JULEXUS CAPPELL