The ALKU Scholarship
Created in 2015 by ALKU CEO and MMP Board Member Mark Eldridge, the ALKU Scholarship is a $30,000 college scholarship for rising high school seniors. Through Mark's leadership and generosity, the scholarship provides youth the opportunity to apply for financial support to achieve their full potential as they pursue their college careers.
• Enrolled in a high school within Massachusetts
• A rising senior
• Applying to a four-year, accredited institution to acquire a Bachelor's degree in any field
• Engaged in an empowering youth-adult relationship (defined as any adult other than the applicant's parent or legal guardian who provides friendship, guidance and support) for at least one year
• Able to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to their communities
Meet Naesoj Ware: The 2021 ALKU Scholarship Winner
Naesoj Ware is a senior at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. She runs her own mentoring program supporting young women from the Boston community. She was paired with Marsophia Duchiene, who has been her mentor for the past several years. She has participated in the Mock Trial Club and has interned at the Roxbury Defenders Unit. Naesoj has excelled in school and plans to pursue her law degree and become a lawyer and advocate.