Originally posted at dcbar.org.

The Abramson Scholarship isn’t your typical scholarship, recipients say. It’s family. And this spring, eight more students joined the family as their accomplishments—and those of continuing scholars—were celebrated at the annual Abramson Scholarship Foundation reception.

The event, held at Venable LLP, featured keynote speaker David Soo, senior policy advisor to the under secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Each of the scholarship recipients graduated from a D.C. public or charter school and overcame difficult obstacles to reach the goal of higher education. The scholars will receive up to $15,000 of financial support as well as intensive mentoring through four years of college.