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CHS student receives California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship

Bryan Brown from Claremont High School is one of four top scholarship recipients receiving $2,500 in financial aid and a new laptop from the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC).

Assemblymember Chris Holden, who is also chair of the CLBC, announced the scholarship recipients at his 18th annual block party and community resource fair on August 5. CUSD board president Dave Nemer and Mr. Brown’s mother were on hand to celebrate the scholarship.

“The need for financial assistance to students who are pursuing higher education has never been greater,” Mr. Holden said. “I am pleased to announce on behalf of the Black Caucus the winners of this year’s Frederick M. Roberts Scholarship.”

Mr. Brown will attend Corban University, and aspires to become a math teacher.

The scholarship was established by the CLBC in honor of California’s first known man of African American descent elected to the California State Assembly. Scholarship recipients receive $2,500 in financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. This year, Mr. Holden provided an additional $3,500 in scholarships to 10 students in the 41st assembly district.

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in April 2018 at blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov.