Two 2012 graduates from Cincinnati Public Schools became the first students to receive scholarships from the L. Ross Love Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Jameeda Rucker and Veashawn Springs were presented with their awards August 1 at a breakfast social of United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Herbert R. Brown Society in the Fifth Third Convening Center at United Way.
The scholarship fund was established in memory of L. Ross Love, Jr., whose contributions as a corporate executive, entrepreneur and community leader were numerous. Each scholarship provides the recipient with $2,000 per academic year coupled with two mentors in order to build out the scholarships into a sustainable network of and into the Cincinnati community.
Rucker, a graduate of Clark Montessori High School, earned the Academic Achievement Award for six years and completed more than 200 community service hours. She plans to major in public relations at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Springs graduated from Walnut Hills high School and received All-Conference honors while playing football for the Eagles. He will major in business at Union College in Barbourville, Ky., which has awarded him an NAIA football scholarship.