4 SCHOLARSHIPs AWARDED:
What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I have recently started my own community service organization called Helping Out My Younger Self (HOMYS.) HOMYS is an organization meant to inspire high school youth to be become more proactive in the college application process. We visit local Prince George's County Public High Schools to give interactive presentations on becoming more competitive high schools students and what to expect upon arriving to college. We also educate students on other avenues to take after graduation such as the military, cosmetology school, etc. As the founder and president of this organization, I am very proud to make an impact in not only my community but also our body of UMD students.
What has your scholarship meant to you and how has it enabled you to pursue new and exciting opportunities?
This scholarship means so much to my family and I. It has mainly eased some of our financial burden and helped me to continue to pursue my degree. I have even enrolled in Maryland's master's program to further my education as well.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I am currently double majoring in Secondary Education/English and plan to graduate in May 2018.
What is your Hometown?
I am from Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
One of my favorite courses that I've taken is my English 472 class with Mary Washington. It is an African American Literature class and while I do simply enjoy the literature that we're reading, I really enjoy her classroom dynamics and instruction. I feel like I've learned so much already and the semester has not even ended. I also enjoy participating in a group on campus called Black Male Initiative that holds weekly discussions on topics specifically related to the Black community.