Central High School Senior Eniayo Destiny Iyun won a $10,000 scholarship at the 43rd Annual YMCA Black Achievers Awards Celebration held in February.
The Thomas Family scholarship is sponsored by Louisville Water and named after the first black family on Louisville Water’s payroll.
According to Iyun’s application packet, she’s maintained a 4.02 GPA and volunteers with several organizations in the community.
Louisville Water’s Manager of Learning Development Carl Blanton chaired the Thomas Family Scholarship selection committee.
“Eniayo will be graduating in May 2022 and has selected Biology as her major,” Blanton said.
In addition to submitting a transcript, applicants had to write an essay on the importance of water in daily life.
At the end of the school year, Louisville Water will profile Iyun’s graduation, college choice and future career goals.