Meet Our Scholars

Rodney Egwim 2006-2007
Attended: University of Minnesota
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Graduated: 2012
Currently: Rodney works for ADP as an IT Project Manager. He is pursuing a MBA in Information Technology at Florida Institute of Technology, and is expected to graduate in 2017.

Kojo Addo 2007-2008
Attended: University of Education, Winneba
Degree: Bachelor of Education
Graduated: 2012



Kayla Karavon 2008 -2009
Attended: Rice University
Degree: BA in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Psychology
Graduates: May 2017
Currently: In her 3rd year of medical school at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Student Advocacy Committee at UVA. Kayla is working to incorporate disability education in UVA’s student curriculum. She also organized a Doctors in Dialogue panel to talk about race and medicine.

Ali Mohamed Yusef 2009 – 2010

Leanna Browne 2010-2011
Attended: Swarthmore College
Degree: Psychology; Special Major in Dance and Black Studies
Graduated: 2015
Currently: Involved at Servant Year, a program based in Philadelphia for recent graduates and young adults to embark on a year of service, live in intentional community, and engage in spiritual formation opportunities. It is one of the program sites for the Episcopal Service Corps and a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

Vegalia Genet Jean Pierre 2011-2012
Attended: Iowa State University
Degree: Industrial Design
Graduates: 2016
Currently: Works as the Assistant Director of Photography at TREND Magazine.


Ejebmia Dema 2011-2012
Attends: Cornell University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations
Graduates: 2016
Currently: Ejebmia has worked as an Associate Account Strategist Intern for BOLD last summer 2015. Throughout college, she has engaged in community service, student government, multiculturalism and music. After graduating in May 2016, Ejeb hopes to pursue a career that intersects business, technology and social policy.

Ayman Elumbark 2012-2013
Attended: University of Minnesota
Degree: Computer Software
Graduates: 2017
Currently: Ayman current works as an Assistant Web Developer for GPS Alliance. He has also served as a Webmaster at Kumon.

Obinnaya K. Wamuo 2013-2014

Attends: University of Chicago
Degree: Biochemistry
Graduates: 2018
Currently: Obinnaya was recently recognized for being one of the fastest freshman’s on the Men’s Track & Field team. He is enjoying his academics and sports.

Alaina Hall 2013 – 2014
Attends: University of Pennsylvania
Degree: Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Minor in Global Health and Spanish
Graduates: May 2018
Currently: Alaina made the Dean’s List her first year at Penn. She currently has a 3.76 GPA. In addition to majoring in Nursing, she is double minoring in Hispanic Studies and Global Health. Last Spring break Alaina went to Nicaragua with six other Penn nursing students and worked in a clinic with the Manna Project International Program.

Alanna Humphrey 2013-2014
Attends: Xavier University
Degree: Biology/Premed
Graduates: 2014-2017
Currently: Alanna holds a 3.8 GPA while playing both basketball and track teams. She is also an active member of the debate/speech team. Alanna’s ultimate goal is a career in pediatric neuroscience and working with children suffering from cancer.

Andin Dema 2014 – 2015
Attends: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
Degree: Bachelors/ Strategic Communications and Computer Science
Graduates: Spring 2019
Currently: Andin has a marketing internship with Study Soup Inc., and is a writer for Fresh U, an online publication.



2016 – 2017 No Scholar Awarded