Partners for Youth & Toyota Give Out Five More Scholarships in FCPS
This year’s Partners for Youth/Toyota Scholarships went to five seniors at Lafayette High School. Clarisse Uwamahoro received the $1,500 A.J. Newcomb Scholarship, named for a 2000 winner from Lafayette who died of heart transplant complications soon after graduation. Clarisse’s classmates Alikhan Alipov, Sarahy Lopez-Quintana, Danna Hernandez-Garcia, and Bryce Mayo each received $1,000 scholarships. They accepted the awards during the Nov. 7 banquet at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center. A sixth scholarship went to an FCPS alum who now attends UK.
This scholarship program began in 1998 through a donation from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Each year, as many as 10 students receive the awards, which they can use for college, trade school, or technical school, or for textbooks.
Students who participate in programs funded by the Partners for Youth Grassroots Allocations Program or in our Neighborhood Youth Councils are eligible for nomination. Lafayette’s Alikhan, Sarahy, Danna, and Clarisse qualified through their involvement with the International Tutoring Club, and Bryce through the African American Ballet Troupe.
(Photos courtesy of Holifield Photography)
Contact: Hannah Brosnan, executive director of Partners for Youth, (859) 280-8003