LOCAL LAW FIRM AWARDS $11,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TODAY AT COMMEMORATIVE AWARD CEREMONY, 3:30 P.M. AT URBAN YOUTH IMPACT IN WEST PALM BEACH.
Friday, 7/14/17 — The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. in West Palm Beach is pleased to award $11,000 in college scholarships to help at-risk inner city high school juniors and seniors attend college this fall. The Emanuel McMiller Scholarship for Higher Education (EMSHE) will be presented today to ten winning students at Urban Youth Impact from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EMSHE (http://emshe.org) is founded and fully funded by local personal injury attorney Craig Goldenfarb, Esq. in honor of Emanuel McMiller, a former Urban Youth Impact student who worked for Mr. Goldenfarb’s law firm for two years before earning a full-ride scholarship to Notre Dame Law School. Mr. McMiller was raised by his grandmother in Dunbar Village, and despite tremendous odds, graduated with a 4-year degree from Williams College.
Mr. McMiller is in town today to present the ten scholarship awards alongside Mr. Goldenfarb, after completing his first year of law school just this week.
Also in attendance today at the 2017 EMSHE Award Ceremony will be all ten scholarship winners and their families, four scholarship winners from 2016, and various staff, Board Members, and key volunteers from Urban Youth Impact.
The Award ceremony will open with introductions, a speech from Emanuel McMiller, and the presentation of scholarship certificates to each of the 10 winners.
On the scholarship founded in his name, Emanuel had this to say: “It’s a true honor to serve as an inspiration to these young high school students. We need to continue to push and encourage them to realize they can accomplish anything they desire, given proper and consistent guidance and resources. That’s what this scholarship aims to provide.”
The scholarship dollars can be used for just about anything, so long as the students remain in school. Winners in 2016, the first year of the scholarship, have used the funds for common expenses that can be burdensome to pay for out of pocket, such as meal plans, housing, books, and supplies.
On why he founded EMSHE, Craig Goldenfarb says, “Many of these young men and women are first-generation college students, so it is imperative that we strive to make it as easy as possible from a financial standpoint to apply to and attend whatever college they choose, and ensure that they stay in college and complete their first year.”
Media is welcome to attend. Please contact Tom Copeland at 561-601-5036 to coordinate photos, video, and interviews.
What: The Emanuel McMiller Scholarship for Higher Education Award Ceremony to Commemorate 2017 Winners
Where: Urban Youth Impact (meet in main office) at 2823 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
When: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.