Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholars Class of 2016 (209679)
Credit: Gerald Peart photo

The New York Urban League recently honored 22 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholars in a ceremony hosted by the NYUL Young Professionals at Harlem School of the Arts.

This year’s class of awardees received scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000, named in honor of sponsors, including the Ann S. Kheel Scholarship, Billy R. Rice Memorial Scholarship, Con Edison Scholarship, Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc. Scholarship, NYUL Incentive Scholarship, NYUL Young Professionals Emerging Leader Scholarship and Titi Branch/Miss Jessie’s Award for Excellence.

In addition, there was a special presentation for recipients of the Kevin T. Shaw Memorial Scholarship Award by Sakeena Shaw, named in honor her son, the late Kevin T. Shaw, a former Whitney M. Young Scholar Class of 2006. Shaw gave tribute in honor of her son’s memory and presented each of this year’s recipients with a plaque.