Organizers agreed that while safety comes first, young people of the Northside should still be supported.

By Ashlee Green

Photo: The 2019 NSLC Scholarship and Awards Dinner, which honors volunteers and accomplishments in the community, took place at the Priory Grand Hall. By Ashlee Green

The 37th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner of the Northside Leadership Conference (NSLC), originally scheduled for June 18, has been canceled, but scholarships will still be awarded to Northside high school graduates.

NSLC will award seven $1,000 scholarships to graduates who are planning to further their education. Throughout its history, NSLC has awarded more than $282,000 in scholarship funds.

“We’ll be back in 2021,” said NSLC Board President Jamie Younger. “This year, we just want everyone to be safe.”

This year’s scholarship awardees are: Ava Cook of Fineview, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Art School; Eric Ford of Summer Hill, Vincentian Academy; Madison Travaglino of Observatory Hill, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Art School; Marie Kaminski of Northview Heights, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Art School; Mikeiya Bennett of Central Northside, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Art School; Emma Heil of Observatory Hill, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy; Nuriya Mada of Northview Heights, Pittsburgh Taylor Alderdice High School. 

Sponsors of the 2020 scholarships are Faros Properties, WesBanco, and Dollar Bank. Annual sponsors are Alco Parking, Allegheny General Hospital / Allegheny Health Network, First National Bank, Highmark, Huntington Bank, Key Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, Peoples Gas, PNC Bank, Rivers Casino, SSB Bank, and the Stella Kalaris Scholarship Fund.

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