Friends of Youth Services and Palm Beach County, Inc. has announced the Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship recipients. The awarded scholarship provides $1,000.00 a year, for up to four years.
Recipients were selected from 69 applications and based on application submission, letters of recommendation and written essay.
2021 Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship recipients:
I'Yunni Phillips is an entrepreneur with plans of one day making an impact within her community, the Tri-City area. A graduate of Glades Central Community High School and a member of Birth to 22's Future Leaders United for Change, I'Yunni recognizes the impact of trauma in her community and plans to pursue a career in mental health at Tuskegee University. “I am so honored to be a recipient of this scholarship," said I'Yunni. “The moment I received the call was so surreal."
Skylar Rowley is a graduate of Glades Central Community High School. Skylar will attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in the fall majoring in broadcast journalism, and aspires to become a sports commentator for the NFL. “By becoming a sports commentator, I hope to inspire other Black females to join the field of journalism," said Skylar.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship.
The scholarship is in memory of Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson. Alyssa was committed to living a self-sufficient life and discovering her passions. Her determination to pursue education, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, enabled her to live consistent with those commitments. She hoped others could have support to achieve their goals. The Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship is dedicated to those who need a little extra assistance in achieving education goals.