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"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today" Malcolm X

 

Smiley Scholars
Supported By The Anheuser-Busch
Better World Scholars Program

NYASHA MARTINA KLUSMANN
THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING

Nyasha Klusman is a graduate of Young America Works Public Charter School in Washington D.C. She is majoring in visual communication at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles .


Smiley ScholarsMILAN HENDERSON
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Milan Henderson will attend Arizona State University and major in justice studies and sociology. She is a graduate of Inglewood High School in Inglewood, CA.  

 


Smiley ScholarsAUSTIN ROYE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Austin Roye is a freshman majoring in business administration at the University of Michigan. He attended La Canada High School in La Canada, CA.

 


Smiley ScholarsINIA CHANEL FRANKLIN
SPELMAN COLLEGE
Inia Franklin is studying economics at Spelman College. A graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa, Ana, CA, she was an honors student and was the president of the Rachel Challenge Club, a service club.  

 


Smiley ScholarsTAMAIAH THOMPSON
SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Tamaiah Thompson attends Sonoma State University and is majoring in sociology and social work. She is a graduate of Redondo Beach High School.

 


Smiley ScholarsJAMAL E. HARRIS
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Jamal Harris is a business and economics major at Morehouse. He received his second varsity letter for the triple jump in track and field at Loyola High School. 

 


Smiley ScholarsKELLY SCURRY
DUKE UNIVERSITY
Kelly Scurry is studying political science at Duke University to become a lawyer. At Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Kelly was a member of the Young Voters Club, student council, the National Honor Society.

 


Smiley ScholarsIMANI DENNISON
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Imani Dennison is a graduate of Central High School in Louisville, KY. She is a political science major at Howard University.


 

Smiley ScholarsALLISON COMRIE
SCRIPPS COLLEGE
Allison Comrie is a native of Inglewood, CA and graduated from Vistamar School. She is studying anthropology and theater at Scripps College.

 


Smiley ScholarsMAURICE CLARK
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Maurice Clark is majoring in psychology and psychiatry at Morehouse College.  He attended Alexis DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

 


SUPPORTED BY UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION

Smiley ScholarsEPHESIAN L. POINSETTE
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

Ephesian Poinsette graduated summa cum laude from Lumberton Senior High School in Lumberton, N.C. He is a biology/pre-med major at Morehouse College.

 


Smiley ScholarsCALEB FARMER
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

Caleb Farmer is a biology and psychology major at Pepperdine University. He graduated Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with a 3.9 grade point average and has volunteered more than 2,000 hours.

 


Smiley ScholarsRHEANA KELLY
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

Rheana Kelly is a freshman biology major at Saint Joseph’s with plans to become a plastic surgeon. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA.

 


Smiley ScholarsKAYLA LANE
SPELMAN COLLEGE

Kayla Lane is a freshman at Spelman College studying pre-med. A native of Wilmington, DE, she graduated the Tatnall School with a 3.0 grade point average.

 

 

Smiley ScholarsNEDRA CHIJOKE
UCLA
Nedra Chijoke is a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, CA. She attends UCLA and plans to become a pharmacologist.

 

 

 

SUPPORTED BY EXXONMOBIL

Smiley ScholarsDEREK STEWART
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY

Derek Stewart is a freshman at George Fox University majoring in business administration. He is a graduate of Torrance High School in Torrance, CA.

 


Smiley ScholarsJILLIAN ANDERSON
ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY

Jillian Anderson’s goal is to become a computer engineer. She is majoring in computer engineering at Albany State University. She graduated from Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga.,

 


Smiley ScholarsJAMILAH MUHAMMAD
POINT PARK UNIVERSITY

Jamilah Muhammad graduated with a 3.0 grade point average from the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is a freshman theater major at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

 


Smiley ScholarsLAUREN MELENDEZ
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Lauren Melendez is a broadcast journalism major at Syracuse University. She graduated from Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

 

 

Smiley ScholarsTAYLOR LYONS
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Taylor Lyons is studying mass communications at Lincoln University. A native of Oakland, Taylor graduated from Holy Names High School.