Proviso West, PMSA Students Win Ron Edmonds Scholarships
Four District 209 students – two each from Proviso West High School and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy – recently were named winners of the 2015 Ron Edmonds Scholarship by the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity.
Mark Martinez, a senior at Proviso West, was awarded the $1,500 Dr. Ron Edmonds Scholarship Award at a banquet on March 26 in Tinley Park. In addition, Peyton Greenwood, a senior at Proviso West, and Kelechi Agwuncha and Stefan King, seniors at PMSA, were named winners of the Ron Edmonds Book Award, which is a $1,000 award.
According to the commission, the award is made available to students of color or students of poverty who are currently high school seniors planning to go to college. Each student was judged on criteria that included a cumulative grade point average of at least a "C;" three letters of support from an educator, pastor, parent, or community leader; and a letter of acceptance from the college or university of their choice. They also were judged on their one-page response to the question, "How can I make a difference in the education of students through my chosen profession?"