Grady Students Awarded College Scholarships

Seven students receive full-tuition scholarships

Seven students were awarded four year, full-tuition scholarships by a nonprofit.

Paige Banks, Eve Brown, Jacob Frieson-Grant, Quameiha Grandoit, Marius Jackson, Queen White and Jamil Williams were among a select group of students recognized by The Posse Foundation for outstanding academic achievement.

The Grady group was among 22 Atlanta Public Schools students awarded scholarships.

The nonprofit “identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may be overlooked by the traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students.  Every Posse Scholar is awarded a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship to a prestigious college or university.”

Grady High School is the feeder school for , , and , among others.

Editor's note: The original version of this story left out one Grady High winner, Jamil Williams. Patch regrets this error.

Jenny Buyens January 15, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Actually, there were 24 students from APS awarded Posse Scholarships, seven from Grady. The name you were missing was Jamil Williams.
Jaclyn Hirsch January 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Thanks for your comment, Jenny. I made a correction about Jamil, but the information I received from the district said 22 recipients. I will re-confirm that on Tuesday.
suavez January 16, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Are these scholarships available to poor Asian students, or do you have to be the "right" color?


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