2008 Annenberg College Scholarships Awarded

Last Updated: May 29, 2008

Chevon BooneAfter an extensive and competitive application and interview process, Chevon Boone, a graduate of KIPP Pride High School in Gaston, North Carolina has been chosen as the first Rural School and Community Trust recipient of the Leonore Annenberg College Scholarship. The Scholarship provides full tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university of her choice. In addition, the scholarship award, which is renewable for a period of four years, covers the purchase of books for courses, the one-time purchase of a lap-top computer and printer, travel to and from home twice each academic year, and a modest stipend for personal expenses. Chevon will also have the guidance of a mentor during her period as a Leonore Annenberg Scholar. Chevon will enroll at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2009.

Two other students also received recognition for their achievements. Jaime Perez, a graduate ofTillamook High School in Tillamook, Oregon and Deborah Walnicki, a graduate of the Cabot School in Cabot, Vermont will receive a one-time $5,000 award to be used toward tuition, fees and/or books during their freshman year at an accredited college or university of their choice. Jaime will enroll at the University of Oregon in fall 2009 while Deborah is taking a gap year and will work with the City Year program in NYC before enrolling in college in fall 2010.

The Leonore Annenberg College Scholarship Fund was established in June 2007, and the fund is administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The awards are made in recognition of a student's exceptional academic achievement, strong character, and service to others.

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