League provides nearly $90,000 in scholarships and laptops to high school graduates
(June 12, 2023) More than 80 Milwaukee-area high school graduates are headed to college with help from Greater Milwaukee Urban League and its’ generous sponsors. Students are being awarded $1,000 scholarships and/or brand new laptops as they head off to college. Sixty students are receiving $1,000 scholarships. Forty-three laptops will also be presented.
The GMUL Scholarship and Laptop Award Event is Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 6 – 8:30pm at The Peck Welcome Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
To be eligible for the scholarships and laptops, students had to be accepted into a two-year or four-year college or university. Students applied and provided essays in one of three categories: Academic Excellence, Community Service/Leadership, or Character/Academic Turnaround, and completed essays related to personal growth or a community issue.
“Greater Milwaukee Urban League is proud to join with our sponsors to support our students as they move on to the next stage of their educational careers,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, president and CEO of GMUL. “We wish them the best and expect great things from them in the future.”
Scholarship and laptop students are attending a variety of local colleges and universities including Alverno College, Carroll University, MATC, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Several students are also attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities including Alcorn State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, North Carolina State University, and Spelman.
Companies sponsoring the scholarships and laptops are Enterprise Holdings, Johnson Controls, Kohler Co., and the NBA Foundation. Target is providing accessories for the laptop awards.
For a full list of scholarship and laptop recipients, please click here to download the list as a PDF file.
About Greater Milwaukee Urban League
The Greater Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of The National Urban League. We lead through education and outreach, employment and empowerment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that position African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Greater Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit www.tmul.org and follow us on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.