Artist’s scholarship program for African-American students perseveres despite coronavirus

ST. PETERSBURG — Last school year, her first as a college student, food didn’t quite fit into Lauryn Latimer’s budget. Latimer, 19, said it was weeks before she could afford a meal plan at Florida State University, where financial aid and a $5,000 scholarship from the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum were making it possible for her to be the first in her family to attend college. For Zakaria White and her mom, the Woodson scholarship was a godsend. “It took a weight off my mom’s shoulders, because she really didn’t have to worry about how to fund extra things, like food and books and everything,” said White, 19, who attends the University of Central Florida. Zakaria White [Jane Bunker] “I cried, because I knew that going to college had been her goal since she was a little girl. And we realized how much money it was […]

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