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“This program provides scholarships to high school students in need of support in advancing their potential through education,” JLS said in a statement. “The program is managed by the JLS Scholarship committee, and administered through the Rochester Urban League. We are a non-profit organization under the 501(c)3 of Destiny Preparation Church, Inc. The JLS Scholarship fund was established in honor of Joan Levine-Stewart, who was the wife of William David Stewart and First Lady of Destiny Preparation Church, Inc. (located at 1405 Lyell Ave).”
Levine-Stewart passed away in 2014 after a battle with cancer.
Previously, the committee has awarded two $500 scholarships to Rochester City School District students.
According to officials, the organization’s walk-a-thon is the primary resource of funding for the program, and this year’s event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Genesee Valley Park.
Visit www.facebook.com/JLSScholarship for additional information regarding the event, or to find out how to register.