Published On: June 16, 20216.6 min read145 words

Bronx students awarded scholarship in honor of gun violence victim Brandon Hendricks


Ten college-bound Bronx students were awarded the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship by the Bronx Rising Initiative. Each recipient received $5,000 to support their higher education studies. The announcement of the scholarship winners coincided with a street co-naming event in honor of Brandon Hendricks, who tragically lost his life to gun violence on June 29, 2020. Before his passing, Hendricks had been accepted to college with a full scholarship.

The scholarship recipients include Khalijah Robinson, a graduate of Thurgood Marshall Academy, who will attend Morgan State University; Khaliya Reyes, a graduate of Saint Raymond Academy for Girls, who is heading to Le Moyne College; and Lucki Islam, a graduate of Dreamyard Preparatory, who is enrolling at New York University. The awards aim to celebrate Hendricks’ memory, uplift his peers, and support talented young individuals from the Bronx community in pursuing their educational aspirations.


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