Hamilton Relay, Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone Service provider for the District of Columbia, has awarded a $500 college scholarship to Jewel McDonald, a student of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.
The Hamilton Relay Scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. A recipient is selected within each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted service provider and is one of several ways the company gives back to the communities it serves.
“Hamilton takes pride in recognizing outstanding leadership and promoting education,” said Renate Buttrum, District of Columbia Outreach Coordinator. “We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to furthering Jewel’s education and wish her success in reaching her personal and professional goals.”
Jewel was awarded the $500 Hamilton Relay Scholarship after completing the application process, including writing an essay under the topic of communication technology. Jewel plans to attend North Carolina A&T State University this fall to study Computer Science Engineering.