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ULI Philadelphia Awards Two 2016 Future Leaders Scholarship Winners

Local students Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright Recognized for Their Future Leadership in Sustainable Land Use

ULI Philadelphia has announced that Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye and Rhiannon Wright have been named the 2016 recipients of the ULI Future Leaders Scholarship. Created by ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders Group, the scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student ($2,000) and an undergraduate student ($1,000) who demonstrate excellence in a ULI-related field of academic study.

The winner of the $2,000 graduate-level scholarship is Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye from Accra, Ghana and currently resides in University City. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in City Planning program with a concentration in Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Pee aspires to be a leader in transportation development, in hopes of contributing to a sustainable transportation network that keeps pace with urbanization.

The winner of the $1,000 undergraduate scholarship is Rhiannon Wright, a native of Reading, PA, who currently resides in the North Philadelphia West neighborhood, is a senior at Temple University majoring in community development. Post-graduation, Wright plans to participate in service work before returning to obtain a graduate degree in either urban studies or social geography.

The scholarship is funded by ULI Philadelphia and, with these recipients, has awarded $23,000 since its inception in 2012.

“This year’s scholarship recipients represent the best and brightest of our future leaders in responsible land use and development,” said Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA, Chair of ULI Philadelphia. “We are proud to have amazing members whose generosity throughout the year enables us to support students whose academic excellence and career ambitions embody the ULI mission of creating and sustaining thriving communities.”

Media Contact:  Hannah Kurtz

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