EJI has announced 19 winners of the Montgomery Public Schools Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship, which awards $10,000 to each recipient, is awarded to two graduating seniors from each of nine different Montgomery public high schools. This year’s winners were selected by their schools based on their display of values such as resilience, leadership, and hope. One school opted to divide its scholarship allotment among three students instead of two, bringing the total number to 19.
The Legacy Scholarship program grew out of a new collaboration between EJI and the Montgomery Public Schools following meetings between new superintendent Dr. Melvin Brown and EJI leadership. Family, teachers, and counselors gathered to celebrate the new Legacy Scholars at EJI’s Legacy Hall after students were selected.
“We are incredibly excited to support these extraordinary young people who have distinguished themselves at their schools. Area students need to be supported, encouraged, and affirmed when they work hard and strive to achieve greatness as these beautiful high school students have done. We look forward to naming many more scholars in the coming years,” said EJI director Bryan Stevenson.
The 19 winners of the Montgomery Public Schools Legacy Scholarship are:
The scholarship was created to support students who have overcome obstacles and who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities. This is the first year of the MPS Legacy Scholarship, and EJI plans on doubling the number of recipients next year.
EJI congratulates all of the winners and wishes them the best of luck as they pursue their dreams.