On July 7, the Bronx Rising Initiative (BRI) held a ceremony to honor Brandon Hendricks, a promising young student who was tragically killed by gun violence. The event included the co-naming of a street in his honor and the announcement of the 10 recipients of the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship awarded to young women heading to college. The scholarship program was established by BRI in partnership with Hendricks’ family to commemorate his life and inspire his peers.
The winners of the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship include Ethnee Guzman, who will be studying business administration at the University at Albany, Rachel Turbridy, who will pursue a major in Music Performance (French Horn) at New York University, and Khaliya Reyes, who plans to study biology at Le Moyne College. Other recipients, such as Gabriela Encalada, Lucki Islam, Rosselys Bare, and Princess Della Tsivor, have aspirations ranging from teaching and filmmaking to sports management and closing the healthcare disparity gap.
Through the scholarship program, BRI aims to empower and support young women from the Bronx, honoring the memory of Brandon Hendricks and providing opportunities for academic and career advancement.
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