July 12, 2021
Congratulations to Mich Kurt Magny and Savannah Middleton—826 Boston students, Dorchester residents, and graduating BPS seniors—for being selected as recipients of Social Justice Scholarships totaling $10,000 each.
To learn more about the scholarships from the Hard Candy and Fruit Snacks podcast (hosted by Gloria Harrison and Carrie Clifford)—and the deserving students who received them—don’t miss this piece in the Dorchester Reporter!
Mich Kurt Magny is a graduate of the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. Next year, she plans to attend Simmons University on her way to becoming a surgical dermatologist. When asked about the impact that receiving this scholarship had on her, she said, “I’m happy we have people who care about the community, and who care about me. I was raised in a low-income family, and I’m planning to pursue a biology pre-med degree…Knowing I would have this type of debt, I didn’t know what to do. Receiving this scholarship actually changed my life.”
Savannah Middleton graduated from Jeremiah E. Burke High School and will be attending Bentley University next year. In her essay, she wrote about how she is working to “spread awareness on racism and oppression because there are so many people that are not aware of the oppression that goes on.” In the future, she hopes to launch a small business or nonprofit.
826 Boston was proud to partner with Carrie Clifford and Gloria Harrison of the Hard Candy & Fruit Snacks podcast on these scholarships. Four $10,000 college scholarships were awarded (two students from BPS and two in METCO’s Wayland program). Seventeen students also received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.