Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students who are enrolled in an accredited four-year college.
Ahmad Williams is a business management major at Howard University from Fontana, California. He has a variety of interests including sketching, painting, photography, fashion design, legal graffiti art, and skateboarding, but mostly centers on art. Ahmad is the founder, CEO, designer, and creative director of the clothing brand, DEViURi. His goals for the future are to become a fashion industry giant and to be the change he wants to see in the world. Ahmad’s dream is to make clothing that brings people joy and is the basis for a successful business while helping others.
Alexandra (Alex) Jenkins is an economics major at Spelman College from Gaithersburg, Maryland. At Spelman, she is a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program and serves as a mentor for the Spelman Protégé Program and First Generation Investors. Alex has always been interested in business, particularly financial services, and how the changing markets and business deals affect everyday life. In her free time, she enjoys serving her community by mentoring young students, playing golf, and baking.
Brice Gambrell is a sports management major at Hampton University. On campus, Brice served as a mentor for the Hampton Student Support Services and is also a member of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Honors Fraternity. In addition to being a member of the Dean’s List since his freshman year, Brice is a student manager for the Hampton Men’s Basketball team. Raised in Houston, Texas, Brice enjoys playing basketball, gaming and socializing with family and friends in his spare time. Brice is interested in becoming an NBA sports agent.
Kayla Fisher studies psychology and African and African American studies at the University of Rochester. Kayla is a Posse Scholar, Earl Woods Scholar, McNair scholar, and now, an Executive Leadership Council scholar. She works in the Social Cognitive Development Lab under Professor Laura Elenbaas, where she studies how children view their social world regarding their perceptions of race, socioeconomic status, and stereotypical biases.
Tyra Green is a psychology major and management and organization minor at Spelman College. On campus, Tyra serves as a Peer Assistant Leader and Fundraising Chair of the National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition to being a Bonner scholar, Tyra completed an internship with CARE USA and the US Chamber of Commerce as a Next-Gen scholar. Raised in Orlando, Florida, Tyra enjoys baking, painting, and spending quality time with friends and family in her downtime. Tyra plans to work on nonprofit programming for youth in the future.
William Waters is a strategic communications major at Howard University with a minor in business administration, from Dallas, Texas. William has served as a congressional intern, a college prep tutor, as well as an intern with consulting firm PWC and political consulting firm Bryson Gillette. Most recently, he joined Howard University’s award-winning speech and debate team, served in the Howard University Senate Association on the Student Advocacy Committee, and is a member of Howard’s Association of Black Journalists.