RIT honors black scholars


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – The Rochester Institute of Technology hosted the salute to black scholars’ early recognition program on Saturday.

The Black Scholars Program — run by the Urban League of Rochester — provides recognition for academic success, access to scholarships, and assistance in preparing for and applying to college for seniors in high school who maintain a “B” average or higher throughout high school.

“That made me really feel good because I used to hear about Black Scholars in different ways, but today I feel like Black Scholars is provided for everybody,” Black Scholars Award Recipient Hafsa Yusef said.

The early recognition programs seeks to identify and support students in grades 9 though 12 with high academic abilities.

Another receipient, Mehki McKinsey felt inspired.

“I want to be something great, and this encouraged me more to achieve my goals.”

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