The first two recipients of the Randy Granovetter Memorial Scholarship, Aniya Awkard of McKinley Tech High School (who plans to use the scholarship to attend Clark Atlanta University) and Olu Fagbemi of Roosevelt High School (who plans to use the scholarship to attend Trinity University) were awarded scholarships on April 25, 2017 at the Best Friends "Best Choice For The Best Future" High School Seminar.
This new scholarship was established to honor Randy Granovetter, a pioneer in the wireless communications and technology industries, the founder of Jabra, and the first female Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Exchange. During her life, Randy was a huge supporter of the Best Friends Foundation and the principles it represented. As the CEO of Jabra, she ensured that scholarships were given to deserving students for many years. As such, the scholarship(s) will be awarded each semester to selected students who show enthusiasm and overall commitment to Best Friends and its messages, demonstrate leadership, and show academic aptitude, performance, and courage in overcoming personal adversity.
Each Randy Granovetter Memorial Scholarship recipient will receive up to $1,000 per semester and will continue to receive funds up to 8 semesters, if a minimum of 2.7 GPA and scholarship funding is maintained. To be eligible to apply students will:•
*Attend the Best Friends Foundation high school "Best Friends for the Best Future" after school seminar held at their high school.
*Participate and help facilitate two "Stop the Silence, Prevent the Violence" seminars for elementary and middle school students at the National 4-H Center.
*Complete the Best Friends Foundation scholarship application and return it to their College and Career Coordinator.
Scholarships will be awarded according to the following criteria: