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Giant Eagle Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise

BNY Mellon Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise Chesarai Williams: A graduate of Pittsburgh Carrick, Chesarai attends Slippery Rock University to study business. Participating at Pittsburgh Cares and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh taught her the importance of giving back to her community. Chesarai received the Board of Governors Scholarship from Slippery Rock.

Jayla Akers: Jayla is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School where she was the class President. Jayla loves to give back and volunteered with Homewood Community Sports. Jayla is a Communications and PR major at Penn State University and hopes to own her own business one day.

John Micklo: John is a graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice and an eight time recipient of the Carson Scholarship. John is majoring in Computer Information Systems at Robert Morris University. He finds his passion in helping those in need and volunteers his time by making dinners for local homeless shelters.

Brandon Hutton: Brandon studies Business at Duquesne University. A graduate of Pittsburgh Obama, Brandon enjoys deck hockey and volunteers for the Susan B. Komen foundation. He is especially proud of his Carson Scholarship and his work with National Honor Society.

Lara Potenziani: A graduate of Pittsburgh Brashear, Lara attends Penn State Behrend. Lara loves math and is studying Accounting. As a member of the Future Educators Association, Lara believes that obtaining an education is the foundation for fulfilling your dreams. Matthew Walker: Matthew attends the University of Pittsburgh and is studying Engineering. Matthew graduated from Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and was a Pittsburgh Promise Ambassador. He is especially proud to have completed an internship with The Heinz Endowments. Outside of his academics, Matthew has a love for music and plays the guitar. Rosie Williams: Rosie graduated from Pittsburgh Perry with a 3.95 GPA. She is passionate about helping others and was Vice President of her senior class, as well as Vice President of the National Honor Society at Perry. Rosie attends Robert Morris University where she studies Business.

Abdullahi Mada: A graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice, Abdullahi attends the University of Pittsburgh for Electrical Engineering. In high school he played many sports, volunteered at the Carnegie Library and did neighborhood cleanups in Garfield. Ian Milbee: Ian studies Accounting at Robert Morris University. A graduate of Pittsburgh Carrick, Ian was a Promise Ambassador. Ian is interested in international travel and relations and dreams to one day work with the FBI or CIA. Timothy Williams: A graduate of Pittsburgh Brashear, Timothy studies Biochemistry at Washington and Jefferson College.He is proud that he was able to manage working full time while in high school and that he placed in his high school tennis tournament.

An education from La Roche College prepares you for lifelong learning and career success in a changing, global economy. • High-demand majors in business, education, engineering and health science • Creative disciplines in graphic design, interior design, dance, film and media • Study abroad opportunities included in the cost of tuition • A newly renovated athletic complex with first-class amenities • Within walking distance from a neighboring business, entertainment and retail center

Apply now at laroche.edu

admissions@laroche.edu 412-536-1272 | 800-838-4572 laroche.edu

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