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Urban League Black Scholars

Four College Scholarships Presented to Urban League Black Scholars

In partnership with the Urban League of Rochester, four high school graduates and Black Scholars were recognized and each awarded an ESL Charitable Foundation Scholarship. Below is a small highlight of each of the 2021 ESL Charitable Foundation Scholarship recipients. We wish these students our highest congratulations for all their extraordinary work, and all the best as they embark on their college career!

Justin Anderson

High School: Edison Career & Technology

College: University of Rochester

Anticipated Major: Neuroscience – Premedical Track

High School Highlights: Not only was Justin an outstanding academic student, earning a 4.0 GPA, he also played an active role in his high school extracurriculars. Justin served as a Peer Educator, Student Leadership Congress, and Vice President of the Edison Math League.

Drianna Butler

High School: Irondequoit High School

College: Howard University

Anticipated Major: Undecided

High School Highlights: Drianna is no stranger to receiving high accolades, as she was a three-time winner of the Urban League of Rochester Early Recognition Award, and was named a 2020 National Academy High School Scholar. In addition to being an Urban League of Rochester Project Ready participant, she also completed more than 30 hours of community service teaching elderly Rochester residents how to use the internet.

Larissa Calvin

High School: Churchville-Chili Senior High School

College: Roberts Wesleyan College

Anticipated Major: Nursing

High School Highlights: Throughout her time at Churchville-Chili Senior High School, Larissa was a committed volunteer and high achieving scholar. In addition to taking on several challenging IB and AP classes, Larissa donated her time to assist her community through organizations like Foodlink, and Wreaths Across America.

Davyeone Whitcomb

High School: University Preparatory Charter School

College: St. John Fisher College

Anticipated Major: Nursing

High School Highlights: For nearly two years, Davyeone volunteered as a youth apprentice at Rochester General Hospital, assisting patients while gaining exposure and experience within the medical field. Through high school Davyeone was a multiple time honor roll recipient, a member of the National Honors Society, and Black Scholar.