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Union Native Awarded MLK Scholarship at UofL

University of Louisville freshman Mikayla Demetrakis has been awarded a 2016 Martin Luther King Scholarship.

The scholarship is given annually to 10 African-American or Latino high school graduates from Kentucky or Southern Indiana. It includes full in-state tuition plus an $8,000 stipend to cover other university expenses.

MLK Scholars enroll in courses that focus on social justice and peace studies, engage in experiential learning through community service initiatives and participate in a civil rights immersion travel experience.

Demetrakis, a biology major in UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, graduated in 2016 from Larry A. Ryle High School in Union. She is the daughter of Christy and James Demetrakis of Union.

“This scholarship has given me the opportunity to focus on social justice issues facing my national and local community, as well as enabling me to get involved in volunteering for Louisville nonprofits,” said Demetrakis.

-Staff report

Photo: Mikayla Demetrakis (provided)