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HRBMP Announces 2015 High School, College Scholarship Awardees


Winners of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ 2015 Journalism/Media Scholarships have been announced. Seven students won scholarships totaling $4,500. Five are local college students while the high school seniors attend school in Hampton and Chesapeake.

The college winners are: Tykhari Coles of Norfolk State University, Alexis Platt of Virginia Wesleyan College, Kalynne Wilson of Regent University, and Arriana McLymore and Ashanté Travis, both of Hampton University.

In addition, this marks the third win for Coles, a current mass communications and journalism junior at NSU. In addition to being awarded a previous HRBMP scholarship while in college, the current multimedia editor of the university’s Spartan Echo newspaper also won a $1,000 award when he was a senior at Hampton High School. In all, HRBMP has awarded Coles $2,250.

High school seniors Alexis Whitted of Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, and Morgan Golden of Hampton High School won scholarships for their “strong grades and essays,” according to HRBMP committee members. Whitted was awarded $1,000 while Golden received $500.

“Our scholarship winners’ grades, essays, news clips and letters of recommendation proved their passion for their career paths,” said Cheryl Ross, immediate past president of HRBMP and the organization’s current scholarship chairperson.

Picture Above: (From left) – HRBMP 2015 Scholarship Winners: Tykhari Coles, Kalynne Wilson, Ashanté Travis, Arriana McLymore and Alexis Platt (Not pictured are Morgan Golden and Alexis Whitted).]

Read entire article in New Journal and Guide, July 9-15, 2015.

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