Brown U. Senior Okoro Receives Scholarship for Leadership & Community Service

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Uzo Okoro

Brown University undergrad Uzo Okoro has been named a recipient of the 2015 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. 

Uzo Okoro 

Okoro is  a senior at Brown University and is majoring in Public Health. Once she graduates, she will attend The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown to continue to pursue her medical degree. 

Okoro was selected by a nonprofit group Advocates for Youth to be a Youth Ambassador for NYHAAD to promote a message of prevention, treatment, care and youth empowerment. 

Okoro is one of six people to receive the scholarship 

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship 

The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship is named in honor of AIDS educator, activist and reality television pioneer Pedro Zamora, who passed away over 20 years ago from an AIDS-related illness. 

The scholarship program began in 2009 and is funded primarily through grants provided by UnitedHealthcare, Wells Fargo and Project Inform. 

This year marks the largest distribution of funds from the program with a total of $40,000 awarded to six undergraduate students, two of whom are two year  scholarship recipients with $5,000 awarded in 2015 and 2016. 

The six recipients will each receive $5,000 to support their educational goals. 


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