Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson Recognizes UN World Humanitarian Day By Awarding $10,000 In College Scholarships

Aug 19, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), issued the following statement in recognition of the United Nations World Humanitarian Day, which urges people to help others in any way possible.

This week, in the spirit of UN World Humanitarian Day, Congresswoman Wilson will be awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to students in the district who graduated high school in 2012 as well as to those who are currently continuing their education.

“It is imperative that we give of ourselves to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate and the lives of those oppressed by tyranny in countries and nations where even the most basic of  human rights are denied.

 “I join with the United Nations in recognizing those who have died and continue to put their lives on the line each day fighting for the rights of others around the world. I urge people to get involved in improving their communities and neighborhoods. The smallest gesture can make a big difference.”

World Humanitarian Day also commemorates the deaths of 22 UN staff members who were killed on August 19, 2003, when the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, was bombed.
 

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U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.