2022 Ann Fudge Scholars


Named for the first woman chair of The Executive Leadership Council and former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands.

The Ann Fudge Scholarship is open to ambitious undergraduate Black female students who are enrolled in one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). 

Arheanna Williams

College/University: Spelman College
Major: Political Science
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Ann Fudge Scholarship

Arheanna Williams is a political science major at Spelman College. Arheanna has also shown interest in mental health and breaking generational curses in Black communities. Arheanna is the co-president of a nonprofit organization called the Sister’s Act, a safe place for black women to discuss their mental health and how to avoid clinical depression.

Jaleaha Coates

College/University: Hampton University
Major: Strategic Communications
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Ann Fudge Scholarship

Jaleaha Coates is currently a strategic communications major at Hampton University from Baltimore, Maryland, who plans to minor in cinema studies. At Hampton, she is enlisted in the Hampton University marching force and plans on committing to more organizations at Hampton in the future. Jaleaha has a history of photography experience as, in 2020, she joined a program called Griot Works that teaches photography basics to black youth. Her most recent award is her dean’s list award from Hampton University.

Jaquay Anderson

College/University: Saint Joseph’s University
Major: Childhood Education
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Ann Fudge Scholarship

Jaquay Anderson is an early childhood education major at Saint Joseph’s University. Jaquay is in the process of writing her first book that is geared toward helping young women move forward from pain to purpose. Jaquay hopes to become a certified life coach in the near future because she believes that mental health is very important especially during these tough times today. In continuation, Jaquay is a first generation college student seeking to break generational barriers. She believes that you may not be able to change yesterday but you can reach forward and change your tomorrow; it just takes that one step and a willingness to do so.

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