It was as special day for young men in and women in Erie's minority community.

The My Brother's Keeper and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosted their annual scholarship award program on Saturday.

This is the 7th year they've held these awards.

They had 32 applications from students from the local high schools and they chose to honor 23 young men and women.

These high school graduates received scholarships to help with their future academic careers.

Over 33 thousand dollars were awarded in scholarships during Saturday's ceremony, which was held at the H.O. Hirt auditorium in the Blasco Library.