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2008 Scholarship Recipients

Two Awarded College Scholarships by Fraser Stryker

The Fraser Stryker law firm created a diversity scholarship program last year, awarding $2,500 annual scholarships to two minority high school students interested in a career in the field of law. On June 4 this year, the firm awarded two more scholarships.

Does the name Symone D. Sanders sound familiar? It should. The 2008 Mercy High School graduate was chosen to introduce former President Bill Clinton at the Girls' Inc. luncheon in Omaha in 2006, where he praised her performance.

Symone received the Fraser Stryker scholarship to attend Creighton University, a $2,500 per year award that is renewed annually. She will also be eligible for a paid internship at the law firm during summer breaks. Symone plans to enter Creighton's University College of Business 3-3 Law Program. She also earned a national Girls Inc. scholarship and the Creighton Smola-McCormick Scholarship.

Symone Sanders

Dina S. Ross, a 2008 Bellevue East graduate, received the second scholarship. She will attend Northwestern University where she plans to major in political science and international studies. Dina is a member of the National Honor Society and the Academic Top Honor Roll.

Dina Ross

Last year's recipients, Divine Shelton and Yvonnda Summers, were on hand to congratulate the winners.

The general purpose of the Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship Program is to provide (a) financial assistance in the form of college tuition and (b) paid student internships to students of African-American, Asian, Latino, and Native-American origins from low-income families in the Omaha metro area who are interested in pursuing a career in law.

Photos are provided courtesy of The Daily Record.