Links Award Scholarships to PUSD High School Seniors

Eddie Newman, Michael Johnson, Ulani Mafate, Lauryn Miller, Emon Dolly-Davis, Arreah Wilson, Elise Logan, Isaiah Da Sylverra, Amaya Binns and Yvonne Hill
Eddie Newman, Michael Johnson, Ulani Mafate, Lauryn Miller, Emon Dolly-Davis, Arreah Wilson, Elise Logan, Isaiah Da Sylverra, Amaya Binns and Yvonne Hill

The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links Inc. recently awarded nine Pasadena Unified School District high school seniors and three college students for a total of $24,000 as part of the organization’s Isaac McClelland Memorial Scholarship Program.
Established in 1968, the scholarship was launched in memory of distinguished Los Angeles City Schools Area Superintendent, the late Isaac McClelland. The chapter has awarded over $545,000 in college scholarships to PUSD students.
The scholarships were awarded at an afternoon reception in Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge.
Scholarship recipients will be attending such notable institutions as UCLA, Wesleyan, UC Riverside, Barnard College, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State and San Francisco State.
Michael Johnson, a student, used his melodic voice to guide the audience as they sang the Negro National Anthem, and later passionately told how the scholarship will assist him as he enrolls in San Francisco State University this fall.
The Pasadena Altadena Community Endowment Fund provided two $5,000 scholarships, while memorial scholarships honored two dearly departed members of the chapter, Dr. Claudia Alexander and Mercedese Hervey, with four $1,000 scholarships.
• 2017 Scholar of Excellence Award — $2,000 awarded annually for four years: Isaiah Da Sylveira, John Marshall Secondary School
• Distinguished Scholar Award — $1,500: Amaya Binns, John Marshall Secondary School
• Dr. Claudia Alexander Memorial Scholarship — STEM Designation $1,000: Michael Johnson, Blair High School;
Arreah Wilson, Pasadena High School
• Mercedese Hervey Memorial Scholarship — $1,000: Emon Dolly Davis, John Muir High School; Lauryn Miller, John Muir High School
• PACEF Scholar Award — $5,000: Elise Logan, Pasadena High School; Ulani Mafate, John Muir High School
• Guy Johnson Book Award — $500: Laurnz Powell, John Muir High School
• Continuing Scholars of Excellence — $2,000 each awarded annually for four years: Mai Lin Graves, UCLA; Logan Patton, UCLA; Briana Salmon, UC Berkeley

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