This year, the CHNA Philanthropy Committee established the Tysean Williams Memorial Scholarship as a way to provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior who lives within the City of Rochester. Designed to honor the memory of Tysean, our own promising young scholar who lived and was tragically slain here in Corn Hill, applicants were required to submit a 250-500 word essay titled, “What I can do personally and what a neighborhood association could do to help stop violence within the City of Rochester.” Eight essays were submitted by graduating seniors from various high schools.
At the Urban League’s “35th Annual Salute to Black Scholars” recognition dinner, CHNA Philanthropy Committee member Ann Lewis presented $500 scholarships to two outstanding applicants selected by our committee. This year’s recipients are: Andrew Hylton, the graduating Valedictorian from Rochester’s STEM High School who will be attending Bryant and Stratton College, and Lyric A. Calvin, who is graduating from Fairport High School and will be attending Siena College. Congratulations to these two deserving scholars.