Winner Maya Canady demonstrated extraordinary commitment to voluntarism, while maintaining near-perfect GPA
May 26, 2020 (Washington, DC) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) has awarded its annual $10,000 Meg Graham Scholarship to Wilson High School Senior Maya Canady.
Canady maintained a near-perfect GPA and a strong commitment to voluntarism, all while participating in many extracurricular activities both in and out of school. While DCPS requires 100 hours of community service as a graduation requirement, Canady has completed more than 1014 hours. She served as a founder of the Elephant Project – a program that introduces yoga and mindfulness to children experiencing poverty while combatting the school-to-prison pipeline. Canady also served as an intern working with organizations such as Our Voices Matter Maryland and Operation Understanding DC, and volunteered with the Sunrise Movement, among others.
Each year, JLW awards one high school senior from the District of Columbia a $10,000 scholarship in memory of the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, former president of the Association of Junior Leagues International and former member of JLW. The scholarship is available to graduating seniors living in DC, attending a DC public, private, parochial, or charter school, and matriculating to an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship rewards a student who has demonstrated outstanding voluntarism with funds for college education expenses.