SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake has announced the first recipients of scholarships provided through the Deborah Bayle Scholarship Fund for Youth.

A total of $33,500 was awarded to nine students — six from Cottonwood High School and three from Kearns High School — whose students have had the opportunity to participate in supportive programs offered through United Way of Salt Lake’s Collective Impact partnerships. These programs ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

The Cottonwood students are Mohamed Ibrahim, Jenifer Jimenez, Perla Vaca Lopez, Andy Medellin-Amador, Gerardo Hernandez Perez and Yasmin Shiekh. The Kearns students are Celissa Acosta, Bianca Paulino and Todd Quintero.

The scholarships, named after the former president and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake, are renewable each year and will grant continuing recipients up to four years of full-time postsecondary studies and books, as long as they continue to meet the criteria for eligibility.