NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City Police Foundation announced a scholarship to honor 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was fatally stabbed in an alleged gang attack on June 20 in Belmont.
The scholarship will provide two NYPD Explorer high school graduates up to $5,000 each in tuition reimbursement.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Yankee Stadium Vaccination Site Now Open 24 Hours
Police Explorers is a program for young people interested in a career in law enforcement. Guzman-Feliz was an NYPD Explorer.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the scholarship “will help more young New Yorkers learn about law enforcement and public service,” and ensure that Lesandro’s legacy will never be forgotten.
The first scholarship recipient will be announced in August.MORE NEWS: 'The Governor's Trying To Sleep With Me': Cuomo Accuser Recalls Alleged Harassment
Eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.