15,000 Degrees Scholar Reception Honors 2018 Recipients

15,000 Degrees held a scholar reception in May at the Muhammad Ali Center to celebrate 15K’s success during the 2016-17 school year and honor the scholarship recipients for the upcoming school year.

Approximately 60 people attended the event, including scholars, past scholars, 15K committee members, and local stakeholder organizations and partners.

2017 scholarship recipient and Simmons College student Clanisha Coleman addressed those gathered. She thanked 15K for their support and took some time to directly address incoming college students.

“You will face obstacles, but do not give up,” she told them.

15K awarded 10 scholarships of $1,500 each for the 2017-18 school year. The recipients are as follows:

Nia Kennedy – University of Louisville

Orion Rushin – University of Louisville

Janine Hogan – University of Louisville

Alexander Griggs – Simmons College of Kentucky

LaVonda Boyd – Simmons College of Kentucky

Makayla Shelby-Fields – University of Louisville

Camille Baskin – Bellarmine University

Shalonte Branham – Bellarmine University

Lanesha Sowell – University of Louisville

Chavay Hibbitt – Jefferson Community & Technical College

Congratulations to our scholars and know that you have a whole community behind you!

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