Students Receive YLD Scholarships
By Kim Wentworth
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 2016-17 academic year, scholarships totaling $21,500 have been awarded to eight deserving students.
Scholarships have been awarded to two new recipients this year.
The first is Molly Maccia of Lenoir, as she enters her freshman year at Lenoir-Rhyne University where she will receive $2,500 in scholarship funding.
The second new recipient is Aliyah Smith of Efland, as she enters her freshman year at Hampton University where she will receive $1,000 in scholarship funding.
Scholarships have been renewed for five recipients.
Joseph Samuel Kolodski of Bryson City, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is receiving a $2,000 scholarship.
Sarah Elizabeth Kolodski of Bryson City, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.
Mara Elizabeth Macchia of Lenoir, a rising junior at Appalachian State University, is receiving a $3,000 scholarship.
Rebecca Mariana Reyna of Liberty, a graduate student at Grand Canyon University, is receiving the $5,000 Hubert Humphrey Scholarship. Her sister, Kayli Sol Reyna, a rising senior at Guilford College, is receiving a $4,000 scholarship.
Daniel Jordan Rousseau of Stokesdale, a rising senior at Columbia International University, is receiving a $1,000 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.