School scholarship dedicated to young gun violence victim now offering $20,000 grant to students
Published On: March 15, 202310 min read219 words
By: Adolfo Carrion
A scholarship dedicated to a Bronx community member who was killed days after his high school graduation get an increasing of funds.
Brandon Hendricks was struck by a bullet and killed at a June 2020 barbecue. He had plans to attend college on an athletic scholarship that year, and now has a basketball court named after him by the Jackson Houses.
The scholarship will now be giving two students a $20,000 grant over four years of college as long as they remain in one extracurricular and keep a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The grant was previously for $5,000.
One of the first recipients of the scholarship, Muhamed Bayo, is now a junior at Boston College studying political science.
“Having the scholarship gave me a peace of mind,” said Bayo. “I was able to just focus on education… I hope that I can go back and be as impactful as those people have been on me.”