Meet the Scholars
Hometown: Burnsville, MN
Major: Performing Arts and Social Justice (theatre concentration) and Art History
Career aspirations: I have many. I hope to either become an actress and activist or work in the fashion industry as a fashion journalist or art director.
Proudest Accomplishment: Voting! This is my first time voting. I just turned 18 in August. I have been waiting 18 years to vote and I finally was able to!
Hometown: Winston Salem, NC
Major: Undeclared Business
Career Aspirations: Open up a 200,000+ square-foot indoor/outdoor sports and event center in my hometown vicinity.
Proudest Accomplishments: Being an educated and distinguished Black male leader.
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Career Aspirations: I hope to better people's lives as a future nurse, and I wish to start a health program to help decrease the number of health disparities present in minority communities.
Proudest Accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment is being an educated young black woman that expresses her creativity through black art. My artwork has earned recognition at state and national level competitions. I'm glad that my work allows people to appreciate the beauty of black culture and art within it.
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Career Aspirations: To become a criminal defense attorney at my own law firm.
Proudest Accomplishment: Seeing all my hard work, dedication, and perseverance come into fruition through the Black Scholar's Program and Honors College.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: Economics (international concentration)
Career aspirations: I aspire to be an investor and serial entrepreneur.
Proudest Accomplishment: My two business Iconic X Beauty and The Entrepreneur's Playground.
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Career Aspirations: To become an instrument and catalyst for change within politics and the Black and Hispanic community.
Proudest Accomplishment: Receiving the BASE Scholarship through hard work and diligence and continuing my education as a Black Scholar.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Career Aspirations: To become a therapist that offers mental health services to the Black and Brown children in my community.
Proudest Accomplishment: Being a Black Scholar, and apart of the Jordan Wings Scholar Program sponsored by Nike.
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Entrepreneurship and innovation
Career aspirations: Run a successful company that touches millions.
Proudest Accomplishment: Receiving Youth of The Year from Boys and Girls Club freshman year for my work in my community.
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Career Aspirations: Undecided
Proudest Accomplishment: Admission into the Black Scholars Program
Hometown: Pontiac, MI
Career Aspirations: I aspire to earn my PhD and become an English professor or educator, and writer.
Proudest Accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment so far would have to be currently furthering my education.