School Without Walls Senior Lawrence Cross Receives $10,000 Scholarship
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is pleased to award Lawrence Cross with the 2017 Meg Graham Scholarship, a $10,000 award honoring a graduating high school senior living in Washington, DC, who has excelled academically and demonstrated commitment toward community involvement.
A senior at DC’s School Without Walls, Cross will attend North Carolina A&T State University in the fall, where he plans to major in business marketing. He has been involved in DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DC Youth Advisory Council, was selected as a LearnServe Fellow, and participated in a service learning trip to Zambia with LearnServe International.
For 35 years, JLW has awarded the Meg Graham Scholarship to Washington, DC, students demonstrating outstanding voluntarism. The $10,000 scholarship is in memory of the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, former president of the Association of Junior Leagues International and former member of JLW. Applications for the scholarship are open to high school seniors who are residents of Washington, DC, and attend a public or charter high school located in the city.
“The Junior League of Washington is honored to bestow the Meg Graham Scholarship to Lawrence Cross, an outstanding and inspiring student. His commitment to giving back to and improving the world around him epitomizes the Junior League mission to build better communities through volunteer service,” JLW President Elizabeth Keys said. “We wish him the best of luck in his future – we know he’ll go far.”
“This year, we are also excited to award book scholarships to our runners-up, helping three additional DC students further their education,” Keys said. “We are continually amazed by the students who apply for the Meg Graham Scholarship, and we are delighted to be able to recognize and support their community service and scholastic achievement.”
New this year, JLW created Special Recognition Scholarships to provide assistance toward the purchase of college textbooks. The League awarded three high school seniors this scholarship: Ayomide Okulege of School Without Walls; Bethany Pruitt of Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School; and Milagros deSouza of Eastern Senior High School.
For more information about the JLW’s 2018 application for the Meg Graham Scholarship, including the availability of and deadline for submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.