Six Top Jacksonville Students Awarded Empowering Greatness Scholarships

Jordan Brown (Paxon School for Advanced Studies)

Farah & Farah, Law firm honored 20 students’ service and boosts their academic path and provide much-needed financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic through its inaugural $100,000 scholarship program

The law firm announced that six exceptional Jacksonville students are among the 20 recipients of the firm’s inaugural Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program. The students were selected for their outstanding academic success and community service and will receive a $5,000 scholarship to further their post-secondary education. The selected local students include:  Jamya Brown (Robert E. Lee High School), Jordan Brown (Paxon School for Advanced Studies), Joshua Brown (Paxon School for Advanced Studies), Kayla Ellis (Camden County High School), Leiya Green (Raines High School) and Tamara Sonera (Franklin H. Peterson High School).

The law firms Empowering Greatness Scholarship was inspired by the rich and enduring legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program emphasizes the important role that community service plays in helping students develop civic and social responsibility. 

A panel of judges — diverse and accomplished community leaders from Florida and Georgia — evaluated dozens of applicants with strong academic achievement and deep community involvement. The panel awarded $5,000 scholarships to 20 standout students, which will help them achieve their dream of a college degree.  

For more information about the Empowering Greatness Scholarship visit

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