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Louisville NAACP branch awarding $23,000 in scholarships to 18 students

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Branch of the NAACP is awarding $23,000 in scholarships to 18 students, according to a news release from that organization.

The 2016 Scholarship Awards Program and Reception is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Old Medical School Building at 101 W. Chestnut Street.

The scholarships are financed by one corporate sponsor -- McDonald's -- two NAACP endowed trusts, and contributions to the NAACP Marshall Scholarship Fund. Since 2005, the Louisville Branch has awarded a total of $302,800 in scholarships, the news release states.

2016-17 NAACP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Name / Scholarship Amount / School of Attendance

Carmelita Wheatley        ($1,000)    

Sydnee Bradley              ($1,000)       Morehead State University

Morgan Cahoon              ($1,000)       Howard University

Zoe Corus                         ($1,000)       The University of Louisville

Jericho Curry                    ($1,000)       The University of Kentucky

Kai Davis                           ($1,000)       The University of Kentucky

Taylor Frazier                   ($1,000)       JCTC

Arika Marshall-Embry     ($1,000)       The University of Kentucky

Charles Neely                   ($1,000)       Full Sail University

Aleeyah Nichols               ($1,000)       Clark Atlanta University

Imari Wilson                      ($1,000)       Boston College

Warren Dillard, III             ($2,000)       The University of Kentucky

Candace Johnson           ($1,000)       Spalding University

Sydney Beeler                  ($2,000)      University of Louisville

Kellee Cunningham         ($2,000)      Kentucky State University

Cameron Davis                 ($2,000)      Northern Kentucky University

Kai Davis                            ($1,000)      The University of Kentucky

Joseph Elliott                     ($500)        The University of Kentucky

Rhonda Overstreet           ($500)        Simmons College

Imari Wilson                       ($1,000)     Boston College

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