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Deserving Students Receive $29,000 In Scholarships

Deserving Students Receive $29,000 In Scholarships

The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association annually awards scholarships to students from families of N.C. law enforcement officers who have died or been permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Funding is provided through the NCBA Foundation Endowment, including an annual contribution from the Hubert Humphrey Justice Fund that funds one scholarship.

For the 2015-16 academic year, scholarships totaling $29,000 have been awarded to eight deserving students.

Two new scholarship recipients are twins Sarah Elizabeth Kolodski and Joseph Samuel Kolodski of Bryson City. Both are entering freshmen at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where they are receiving $4,500 scholarships.

Scholarships have been renewed for six recipients.

Michael G. Koszulinski II of Siler City, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.

Mara Elizabeth Macchia of Lenoir, a rising sophomore at Appalachian State University, is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.

Samantha Joy Murray of Mint Hill, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.

Rebecca Mariana Reyna of Liberty, a rising senior at Guilford College, is receiving the $5,000 Hubert Humphrey Scholarship. Her sister, Kayli Sol Reyna, a rising sophomore at Guilford College, is receiving a $4,000 scholarship.

Daniel Jordan Rousseau of Stokesdale, a rising junior at Laurel University, is receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Recipients must make initial application prior to their 27th birthday and be enrolled or accepted at an approved institute of higher education or vocational school. Renewal applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in the preceding semester.