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Rushawn A. Walters

Howard University

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Rushawn A. Walters of Springfield, Massachusetts, is the winner of the Harry S. McAlpin, Jr. Scholarship, a one-time award of $7,000. Rushawn, a junior, is determined to write about the plight of what he calls America’s “throwaway” people: the homeless on our streets, often mentally ill, who are sometimes ignored in our society.  Rushawn has experience at Howard reporting and editing, working as an administrative assistant, contributing writer, social media director, production intern and assistant digital editor.

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