Law firm has now pledged a total of $165,000 to local Chicagoland students in 2024 for scholarships and educational programs supporting academic excellence.

CHICAGO – To continue its commitment to giving back to the Chicago community and uplifting area youth, 1-800-TruckWreck, powered by Witherite Law Group, brought the Witherite Law Group Making a Difference Scholarship back to the city for the second time by awarding 15 students $2,500 each, for a total of $37,500 in new scholarships.

Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Urban League, 1-800-TruckWreck honored 15 graduating seniors during a luncheon at Malcolm X College, located at 1900 W Jackson Blvd, where they received their awards, which are renewable each year they are in college. Created by Amy Witherite, owner of 1-800-TruckWreck, the Making a Difference Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities.

“As we celebrate our second year in the Chicago community, we are incredibly excited to award these scholarships to deserving Chicago students,” said Witherite. “These scholarships aim to provide financial assistance and support their academic journeys in college. Supporting hardworking students in their journeys is something we are proud to be a part of.”

“In our dedicated journey towards promoting equity for Black families and communities through social and economic empowerment, we are fortunate to have partners like 1-800-TruckWreck in Chicago,” said Dionysius Hall, managing director of youth services for Chicago Urban League. “Their invaluable support empowers our young people with financial assistance for their academic pursuits, aiding them as they strive to achieve their higher education goals. We are delighted to have 1-800-TruckWreck as a part of our scholarship programming for the second consecutive year. We value their partnership and look forward to continuing this collaboration in the future.”

For more than a decade, 1-800-TruckWreck has awarded scholarships in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta communities through the Making a Difference Scholarship program as part of its mission to support youth in underserved communities. This is the second year the Making a Difference Scholarship will be awarded in the Windy City since 1-800-TruckWreck recently opened its Chicago-based office in January 2023. Maya Hightower, Director of Community Relations for Witherite Law Group, presented the scholarship awards to the students at the luncheon.

For the second consecutive year, 1-800-TruckWreck and Witherite Law Group will make a record-breaking donation from a privately held company to fund educational opportunities for students pursuing higher education, awarding nearly $900,000 in scholarships in 2024 to deserving young adults in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas-Fort Worth – all 1-800-TruckWreck office locations.

The names of the 15 Making a Difference scholarship recipients are as follows:

Dylan Flowers - Gary Comer College Prep

Tremayne Russell - Ogden International

Marcus Driver Jr - Morgan Park Academy

Sarra Hassan- Lane Tech

Aamina Fields- The Chicago High School for the Arts

Nikolayshia Jones - Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Ayanna McClain - Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School

Kosisochukwu Okeke - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Azaria Muhammad - Kenwood Academy High School

Mariah Gause - Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Rowan Mitchell - Kenwood Academy High School

Denyia Hall - Perspectives Leadership

Mauricia Harris - Thornwood High School

Isis Clark - Disney II Magnet High School

Tazajhe Wells - Muchin College Prep

1-800-TruckWreck is a personal injury law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, and Chicago. The firm's attorneys specialize in helping those injured in a car or truck accident and can be reached by calling 1-800-TruckWreck or 1-800-CarWreck, 24 hours a day.

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