JLW Awards Annual Scholarship to Banneker High School Senior

May 31, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is proud to award the Meg Graham Scholarship: Celebrating Service and Leadership to Jordyn Middleton.

Jordyn Middleton is preparing to graduate from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School and will be attending UNC Chapel Hill. Ms. Middleton plans to study political science and attend law school in order to provide pro-bono services related to systematic racism, wrongful prosecutions, youth, and education discrimination to give back to those in her community who can not afford an attorney.

Ms. Middleton has demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence, growing her leadership skills through community service, and developing new skills through her participation in many extracurricular activities both in and out of school.

She is dedicated to creating change through community organizing and activism and has completed numerous high-profile internships throughout the DC government. Through her internships, she has created a proposal for a teen ambassador program and has written research memos on topics ranging from reopening schools after COVID-19 and youth interactions with transit policy. 

About the Meg Graham Scholarship: Each year the Junior League of Washington awards the Meg Graham Scholarship, which recognizes a local student for outstanding volunteer service and leadership. The scholarship was established in 1982 in honor of the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, a former president of the Association of Junior Leagues International and former member of the Junior League of Washington. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a senior graduating from a public or public charter school and matriculating to an accredited post-secondary institution.

About JLW: The Junior League of Washington ( www.jlw.org ) is a nonprofit organization of more than 2,300 women who annually donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. JLW is committed to promoting 7 voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLW focuses its financial and volunteer resources on the issues of literacy – adult, child, and cultural – and works with a diverse group of more than 20 community partners. Since 1912, JLW has contributed more than five million hours of direct volunteer service and more than $5.9 million to the Washington, DC, community.