3 Richmond students receive first scholarships honoring Alicia Rasin
6/16/2017, 1:13 p.m.
Three graduating seniors in Richmond are recipients of the first scholarships named in honor of the late Alicia Rasin, the city’s longtime “ambassador of compassion” who assisted families of homicide victims.
The winners are Zyara Coles of George Wythe High School, who received a $600 scholarship, and two Armstrong High School graduates, Shakeef Cooley, who was awarded a $600 scholarship, and Demetrice Morgan, who was awarded a scholarship for $500.
Citizens Against Crime, the group that Ms. Rasin founded in a bid to reduce community violence, presented the scholarships at a cookout Tuesday in Jefferson Park in the East End.
Ms. Rasin, who died in October 2015, made her home on Princess Anne Avenue, across the street from the park. A fountain in the park now bears her name.