The Mahoning Valley College Access Program honored 20 students with its Last Dollar Scholarship.
Each student received a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college.
“They’ve done a lot of work to get the funding,” said MVCAP Vice President John Taylor. “We’re just trying to help them toward the tail end and clean up some of the expenses.”
Recipients shared with the crowd what they plan on studying and where they are going. Most are staying in Ohio, but one student is moving to Texas for school.
Scholarship recipient Patrick Shannon, a Warren G. Harding graduate, said the money is a big help.
“I’m just very grateful to have been selected for this,” said Shannon. “It’s a great honor that people believe in me in that way. I’m just very grateful.”
This is the 11th year of the scholarship presentation.
Shannon also found out Thursday an additional, unrelated $1,000 scholarship has been sponsored in his name.
Students receiving scholarships through MVCAP:
- Ronald Lee Foster, Beaver Local. Mount Union
- Courtney Breanna Wagner, Columbiana Ex. Vil. Hiram College
- Ramone Elkins, East High School. Erie Community College.
- William Schoolcraft, Chaney High School. UTI of Houston Texas
- Charisse Brown, East High School. University of Akron
- Shannon Sharp, Eat High School. Youngstown State University
- Melvin Land, East High School. Erie Community College
- LaJuan Thomas, East High School. Youngstown State University
- Tynesha Church, East High School. University of Akron
- Alysha Parkhurst, Warren G. Harding. KSU Trumbull
- Tiera Calhoun, Warren G. Harding. Baldwin Wallace
- Jacqueline Cheng, Warren G. Harding. University of Toledo
- Ariana Davis, Warren G. Harding. University of Cincinnati
- Shauntiaonia Johnson, Warren G. Harding. Youngstown State University
- Leslie Oakes, Warren G. Harding. KSU Trumbull
- Justina Parker, Warren G. Harding. Kent State University
- Patrick Shannon Jr., Warren G. Harding. Capital University
- Ciara Shark, Warren G. Harding. University of Akron
- Charity Stubbs, Warren G. Harding. Baldwin Wallace
- Denzel Stevens, Warren G. Harding. Youngstown State University
- Jamie Cross, Niles McKinley High School. Youngstown State University
- Hannah Joy Koontz, Newton Falls High School. KSU Trumbull
- LeAmber Bridges, Howland High School. Spalding University
- Amber Hoostal, Chalker High School. Kent State University
- Valerie Pahel, Mineral Ridge High School. Youngstown State University