MSD of Wayne Township Students Lead State in Scholarship Dollars from UNCF

During the past four years, students in the MSD of Wayne Township have received more scholarship money from the United Negro College Fund than any other school district in Indiana that has worked in tandem with the UNCF regional office.

The most recent UNCF scholarship recipient from MSD Wayne, Imani Graham (pictured above with MSD Wayne Superintendent Jeff Butts), will use the $40,000 gift to attend DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The scholarship ($10,000 a year over four years) will help Imani attend college without incurring debt.

In recent years, four other MSD Wayne students have received Gates Millennium Scholarships, which are administered by the UNCF. In 2014, Michael Araya and Derrick Moore, students at Ben Davis High School, were Gates Millennium winners. The following year, Ben Davis High School’s Irving Salinas, along with Ben Davis University High School’s Kylee Nelson, received Gates Millennium Scholarships. Brittany Davis, Ben Davis High School’s valedictorian in 2016, received a scholarship through UNCF as well.

“We’re very proud to be the number one recipient of UNCF scholarships in Indiana over the past four years,” said MSD of Wayne Township Superintendent Jeff Butts. “We provide multiple pathways for our students so that they can be college and career ready. Organizations like UNCF are an important part of the equation in making college a reality for our students.”