NEED celebrates 55 students at Annual Dinner (Photos)

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Neuroscience, Chemical Engineering, Applied Developmental Psychology and Culinary Arts—these are just a few of the expected majors of African-American youths who were celebrated last week.

While many in today’s society think that young African-Americans are just “out in the streets,” NEED has proven that theory wrong.

On May 22 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh, the nonprofit organization known for “unlocking the power of education” for African-American youth in the Pittsburgh region, awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to 55 of the best and brightest students at its 51st Annual Benefit Dinner. The theme was “Opportunity & Transformation Through Education.”

 

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PROUD SCHOLARS—A few of the recipients already presented watch as their others fellow scholars are announced.

 

 

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MIELE DIGS with her godmother, left, and mother.

 

 

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KEVIN McDOWELL with his sister. left, and mother.

 

 

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MARCIA STURDIVANT, PHD NEED president and CEO

 

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (Photos by J. L. Martello)

 

 

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