University of Kentucky Journalism Alum Aaron Porter Creates Scholarship for Black Scholars

In an effort to have a positive impact on his community, one University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information alumnus has helped start a scholarship foundation for underprivileged Black scholars.

Like so many others, Aaron Porter, a 2019 journalism graduate, experienced financial strain throughout his college career. However, he and his cousins aimed to create a solution that would provide relief for students facing the same burden.

In the first months of 2020, Porter and his cousins, Darrell Williams and Andrew Porter, began researching and planning how to create a scholarship fund. By Dec. 1, they launched the Lawson Porter Scholarship Foundation, named after their grandfather, who instilled generosity within the family.


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