Marquette grants full tuition scholarships to Boys & Girls club teens

Marquette University recently partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide three teenagers from Clubs across the world four-year full tuition scholarships to the University. All three teens have been selected as Youth of the Year award winners.
Scholarship winners include Tamara Johnson, Pueblo of Pojoaque Boys & Girls Club in Albuquerque, N.M.; Ryan Allen, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Amaya Hamilton, Ramstein Youth Programs who was named the 2010- 2011 Youth of the Year for all of Europe.
"These young adults are already demonstrating what it means to ‘Be the Difference,’" said Robert Wild, president of Marquette University. "We are looking forward to having them join our Marquette family and inspiring those who follow them in their Clubs to pursue a college education. We hope that this partnership will grow to involve more students across the country, supporting Marquette’s long tradition of educational access."
The Youth of the year title recognizes outstanding contributions to a young person’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome. Applicants for the Marquette scholarships must also have met the university’s admission criteria.
"We are extremely grateful to Marquette University for recognizing the accomplishments of Tamara, Ryan and Amaya," said BGCA President and CEO Roxanne Spillett. "We know they will do Marquette, their local Clubs, families and Boys & Girls Clubs of America very proud."

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