NAACP Announces Annual Scholarship Awards

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is proud to announce its scholarship winners for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Taken from hundreds of applicants across the country, 101 college students will share in $249,000 in scholarship funds from the NAACP to assist with their 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 99th annual convention recently held in Cincinnati.

The NAACP offers six scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year. The following table lists the 2008-2009 scholarship winners, their award amount and home state.

 

 

$1,500 undergrad;

$2,500 grad

State

Adeyemi, Oluwadun Tobi

$1,500

 

TX

Alexander, Jr., Robert

$1,500

 

VA

Blackwell, Tarshay

$1,500

 

VA

Burton, Kayla

$1,500

 

TN

Clark, Monica

 

$2,500

NY

Clark, Mwalimu

$1,500

 

GA

Cunningham, Terry

$1,500

 

KY

Diggs, Leeand

$1,500

 

VA

Givens, Supporcha

$1,500

 

TX

Griffin, Dorrissa

 

$2,500

FL

Harris, Darian

$1,500

 

DC

Herring, Darren

$1,500

 

LA

Hoke, Kennete

$1,500

 

CA

Johnson, Demetria

$1,500

 

TN

Jolly, Shila

 

$2,500

MI

Kelley, Deanna

$1,500

 

TX

Maceachin, Ryanne

$1,500

 

NC

Manus, Joshua

$1,500

 

OR

Middleton, Amber

$1,500

 

SC

Renolyds, Claressa

$1,500

 

IL

Sistruck, Alona

$1,500

 

DC

Smith, Raphael

 

$2,500

TN

Spears, Dominika

$1,500

 

CA

Tribbey, Alaina

$1,500

 

TN

Ude, Chinelo

$1,500

 

TX

Vann, Bianca

$1,500

 

OH

White, Raven

$1,500

 

GA

Woods, Tasharia

$1,500

 

NC

Wright, Simone

$1,500

 

KS

Earl G. Graves

Scholarship

$5,000

n/a

State

Abdai-Khallaq, Amira

$5,000

 

MA

Billinger, David

$5,000

 

MI

Bridgeman, Jewel

$5,000

 

FL

Bryant, Britton

$5,000

 

SC

Carvalho, Kristen

$5,000

 

CA

Cox, Jefferson

$5,000

 

CA

Edmond, Lanese

$5,000

 

OK

Edwards, Toni

$5,000

 

MD

Ezell, Lisa

$5,000

 

GA

Frame, Brandon

$5,000

 

CT

Harris, Domonique

$5,000

 

GA

King, Martini

$5,000

 

VA

Melville, Diane

$5,000

 

FL

Moorer, Tasha

$5,000

 

OH

Prieto, Leon

$5,000

 

LA

Sampson, Johnnie

$5,000

 

TN

Spence, Laurietta

$5,000

 

VA

Stewart, Jasmine

$5,000

 

TX

Taiwo, Adebola

$5,000

 

NJ

Washington, Levante

$5,000

 

WI

Lillian & Samuel Sutton

Education Scholarship

$1,000

undergraduate

$2,000

graduate

State

 

Burt, Brian

 

$2,000

MD

Elhawary, Zenaib

$1,000

 

CA

Foster, Cree

$1,000

 

MN

McKey, Shabaka

 

$2,000

MN

Stallworth, Danielle

$1,000

 

NV

HBCU

 Scholarship

$2,000

n/a

State

Boone, Daneesha

$2,000

 

SC

Hubertus W. V. Wellems

Scholarship

$2,000

n/a

State

Christopher, Anthony

$2,000

 

CA

Duncan, Anthony

$2,000

 

MD

Edwards, Ryan

$2,000

 

TX

Everett, Dominique

$2,000

 

GA

Fauntleroy, Sean

$2,000

 

GA

Greene, Savaughn

$2,000

 

NY

Holmes, Derek

$2,000

 

TX

Johnson, Christopher

$2,000

 

GA

King, James

$2,000

 

MI

Lakew, Mulatu

$2,000

 

MD

McClure, Lawrence

$2,000

 

TX

Mims, James

$2,000

 

TX

Montague, Craig

$2,000

 

GA

Neal, Amirr

$2,000

 

CA

Neal, Stephen

$2,000

 

NC

Nwachokor, Daniel

$2,000

 

LA

Odubayo, Sadiq

$2,000

 

NJ

Payne, Jarrod

$2,000

 

TX

Petit, Travon

$2,000

 

GA

Prince, Lamar

$2,000

 

OR

Secrease, Lawrence

$2,000

 

TX

Shivers, Victor

$2,000

 

GA

Thomas, David

$2,000

 

NC

Traylor, Jamal

$2,000

 

GA

Vaughn, Mason

$2,000

 

PA

Welch, James

$2,000

 

NY

Roy Wilkins

Scholarship

$1,000

n/a

State

Abreu, Jaquia

$1,000

 

TX

Bradley, Ivan

$1,000

 

PA

Carter, Alexis

$1,000

 

MD

Carty, Jason

$1,000

 

CT

Evans, Alexandra

$1,000

 

CA

Femster, Suzanne

$1,000

 

AR

Gillespie, Brittnee

$1,000

 

CA

Johnson, Asia

$1,000

 

NC

Johnson, Joslyn

$1,000

 

TN

Joseph Smalls-Mantey

$1,000

 

MD

Mapp, Vanessa

$1,000

 

NC

Boswell, Michael

$1,000

 

PA

Morris, Andrew

$1,000

 

NJ

Powell, Chloe

$1,000

 

MI

Pullen, Synthia

$1,000

 

TX

Reid, Marti

$1,000

 

CA

Spruill, Aerin

$1,000

 

NC

West, Paris

$1,000

 

NY

Williams, Kenny

$1,000

 

VA

Wyre, Stanley

$1,000

 

GA

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.

 

 

Media Contact: Richard J. McIntire (410) 580-5787

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