NAACP Announces Annual Scholarship Awardees

July 23, 2007

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is proud to announce its scholarship winners for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Taken from more than 5,000 applicants across the country, 99 college students will share in over $250,000 in scholarship funds from the NAACP to assist with the educational costs.

"The NAACP remains committed to working everyday to ensure that young people of color have a bright and fulfilling future ahead of them," said NAACP National Education Committee Chairwoman Maxine Smith. The scholarships were awarded during the NAACP's 98th annual convention recently held in Detroit.

The NAACP offers six scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. The following table lists the 2007-2008 scholarship winners, their award amount and home state.

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

$1,500 undergrad

$2,500 grad

Shana Boseman

$1,500

North Carolina

Kayla Burton

$1,500

Tennessee

Victor Gomez

$2,500

Texas

Thomas Hall

$1,500

Georgia

Corbin Halley

$1,500

California

Dominique Harris

$1,500

Georgia

Nneka Igbokwe

$1,500

Texas

Lauren Lambert

$1,500

Georgia

Darryn Lee

$1,500

California

Bakari Pace

$1,500

Connecticut

Reginald Patterson

$2,500

Michigan

Earl G. Graves Scholarship

$5,000

 

Jamaul Alexander

$5,000

North Carolina

Jennifer Clewis

$5,000

Texas

Derek Collins

$5,000

Georgia

Collette Correa

$5,000

Texas

Jason Davis

$5,000

Alabama

Lawrence Denson

$5,000

Indiana

Lanese Edmond

$5,000

Oklahoma

Ernest Everett

$5,000

Georgia

Deon Goode

$5,000

North Carolina

Julia Manning

$5,000

Illinois

Blair Mason

$5,000

North Carolina

Tomika Perdomo

$5,000

Florida

Crystal Rankin

$5,000

Michigan

Brandon Stubbs

$5,000

Maryland

Christine Williams

$5,000

Maryland

Historically Black College & University

$2,000

 

Dakari Aguustus-High

$2,000

Georgia

Tiffany Bain

$2,000

Florida

Lindsay Baldwin

$2,000

New York

David Billinger

$2,000

Michigan

Quincy Bland

$2,000

Texas

Daneesha Boone

$2,000

South Carolina

Le’Lani Brown

$2,000

California

Kayla Burton

$2,000

Tennessee

Judith Cadore

$2,000

Texas

Shana Campbell

$2,000

New York

Elizabeth Cook

$2,000

Alabama

Daniel Downer

$2,000

Connecticut

Shafiqah Faust

$2,000

New York

Aja Freeman-Bennett

$2,000

Maryland

Stanley Giles

$2,000

Arkansas

Jessica Howard

$2,000

New Jersey

Mulatu Lakew

$2,000

Maryland

Makala Lee

$2,000

California

Dejuana Mosley

$2,000

Pennsylvania

Shawanda Noland

$2,000

Illinois

Renald Orneus

$2,000

Maryland

Theresa Scales

$2,000

California

Mitchell Smith

$2,000

Colorado

Natasha Ward

$2,000

Georgia

Simone Wright

$2,000

Kansas

Roy Wilkins Scholarship

$1,000

 

Ashley Blackmon

$1,000

North Carolina

Spencer Bruce

$1,000

Georgia

Akele Coffey

$1,000

Illinois

Brittany Danner

$1,000

Tennessee

Dantalisha Deans

$1,000

Georgia

Sarah El Mossalamy

$1,000

California

Christopher Garner

$1,000

District of Columbia

Sharica Gray

$1,000

Texas

Juleka Harvison

$1,000

Mississippi

Laquetta Hawkins

$1,000

North Carolina

Tiara Hobbs

$1,000

Virginia

Candace Hopkins

$1,000

Arizona

Antonio Ingram

$1,000

California

Cierra Jackson

$1,000

North Carolina

Everett Jolly

$1,000

Georgia

Cameron Kirkland

$1,000

Maryland

Cornelius Lloyd

$1,000

Tennessee

Keyianna Lughas

$1,000

Georgia

Saneliso Masuku

$1,000

Texas

Kristen McNeal

$1,000

Texas

Ade Obayemi

$1,000

New Jersey

Arielle Palmer

$1,000

New Jersey

Chelsi Russell

$1,000

Texas

Cierra Richard

$1,000

Louisiana

Jason Sherer

$1,000

Michigan

Auberia Stephenson

$1,000

Texas

Joshua Toliver

$1,000

New York

Jonathan Vogel

$1,000

California

Marcel Wallace

$1,000

Illinois

Kristen Williams

$1,000

Maryland

Andrea Wise

$1,000

Washington

Samuel & Lillian Sutton Scholarship

$1,000 undergrad

$2,000 grad

Terri Else

$2,000

California

Theodore Garrett

$1,000

Maryland

Valerie Jones

$2,000

Georgia

Kristina Rogers

$1,000

North Carolina

Danielle Stallworth

$1,000

Nevada

Erica Thompson

$1,000

Missouri

Kimberly Truong

$2,000

Massachusetts

Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship

$2,000 undergrad

$3,000 grad

Quinton Brasfield

$2,000

Alabama

Komla Damion

$2,000

North Carolina

Christopher Davenport

$2,000

Louisiana

Moses Davis

$2,000

Alabama

Julian Dawson

$3,000

Florida

Samuel Eli Dzegede

$2,000

Florida

Ryan Edwards

$2,000

Texas

Thomas Frimpong

$3,000

Massachusetts

Daniel Nwachokor

$2,000

Texas

Evan Turner

$2,000

Kansas

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

 

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