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Paint Branch Educational Foundation Awards $4,000 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded seven scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4000.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded five $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also included the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the first Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal Jeanette Dixon who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community. The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Harold Dorsey, Yale University
  • Melanie Herrera, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Michael Mensah, Washington College
  • Jordan Smith, Howard Community College
  • Minh Vo, University of Maryland, College Park

FlexEl Scholarship:

  • Nhi Le, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Lisa Mutooni, Duquesne University

All students were asked to write an essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” How is your education at Paint Branch the tool to help you change the world?

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top twelve applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the seven scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School.