Members of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York and renowned Civil Rights Attorney Ted Shaw (3rd from left) surround The Eagle Academy for Young Men2012 scholarship winners. The students are, first row (left to right): Brandon Young, Befadil Eustate, Xavier Thomas, and Gerard Carty. Second Row (left to right): James Kale, Kofi Boateng, Heru Coleman, Omashola Oroye, Surendranauth Persaud, Jevone Watt,Akil Hollington, Najee Senior, Ramel Haines, Devon Coombs, and Victor Martinez.

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York awarded 15 deserving college-bound high school seniors with $60,000 in scholarship grants during the 2012 Education and Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the NASDAQ Market Site building in Times Square.

The graduates from The Eagle Academy for Young Men have been accepted to a host of prestigious colleges and universities this fall, including Syracuse University, Boston College, Lafayette College, and others. Ted Shaw, former director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund delivered the keynote address at the ceremony which bestowed grants to the following teens:

Kofi Boateng – Lafayette College
Gerard Carty – SUNY Delhi
Heru Coleman – Five Towns College
Devon Coombs – Delaware State University
Befadil Eustate – St. Bonaventure University
Ramel Haines – Daemen College
Akil Hollington – Syracuse University
James Kale – Boston College
Victor Martinez – St. Bonaventure University
Omashola Oroye – College of Mount Saint Vincent
Surendranauth Persaud – Syracuse University
Najee Senior – Western Oklahoma State College
Xavier Thomas – SUNY Brockport
Jevone Watt – Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brandon Young – Albertus Magnus College

For more than 20 years, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. has provided scholarships based on academic performance, community service and financial need to seniors in New York City public schools who have been accepted to an accredited college or university.  In addition to the $60,000 given away in this ceremony, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. has awarded $100,000 in scholarships through other programs this year.

Kudos to the graduates. –yvette caslin

For more information about One Hundred Black Men, Inc., or to support the programs of the organization call (212) 777-7070 or log on to www.ohbm.org and click the “Donate” tab.

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