Sponsored by Bank of America, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students enrolled in one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Bianca Davis is a legal communications major and political science minor from Houston, Texas, at Howard University. Bianca would love to become a practicing lawyer and politician to one day enforce policies that will help America move forward toward change and acceptance. Currently, she is a member of Beacon Liturgical Ministry, Texas Club, Dollars & Change, HU Mock Trial, and a Senator for the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. Community is a large part of who she is, and she never misses an opportunity to give back. Aside from school, Bianca is a small business owner of B’s Hair Collection and loves spending time with family and friends.
Donovin Miles Cooper
Donovin Miles Pickett Cooper is a finance major with a minor in leadership studies at Hampton University. Donovin is the oldest in his family and grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He is currently a part of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute and the Hampton Campus Ministry. He is also a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church where he is a Junior Deacon.
JeMel Rankins is a finance major at Howard University by way of Cleveland, Ohio. He is very passionate about the finance industry and interested in turning it into a lasting career. He has also been a commercial real estate intern at Project Destined. He is a full-time student, and a man of service as a part of Black Men Feed DC, an organization at Howard University that feeds and equips the homeless throughout DC with necessary hygiene materials.
Jeremiah Johnson is a business administration major at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Jeremiah is interested in investment banking and entrepreneurship. On campus, Jeremiah is involved with the Transfer Student Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Real Estate & Leadership Club. In addition to being a member of the Dean’s List since his freshman year, Jeremiah has completed and received mentorships for the Amazon Emerging Leaders Finance Program and the Deloitte Engagement Financial Advisor Program. Raised in Miami Gardens, Florida, Jeremiah uses his spare time for exercising, playing basketball, and family bonding.
Kyra Patterson is a political science major and sociology minor on a pre-law track at Howard University. She aspires to be an attorney and later Senator for the United States. Kyra currently serves as the 2022-2023 President of My Sister’s Keeper Howard Chapter, 2022-2023 Treasurer for T.A.N.G.L.E.S Natural Hair Club, and Journalism Ambassador for Beauty and Brains Organization. Kyra is also the Social Media Coordinator for Amber K. Boyd Attorney at Law where she creates graphic flyers for multiple social media outlets. Additionally, she is the founder of A Quest Towards College LLC, which assists high school students through the college admission process, helping them to create a competitive college application to receive admission into accredited institutions.
Michael Clark is an honors economics major, sports administration minor at Howard University from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of school, Michael volunteers with the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation and interns with Philadelphia Youth Basketball, nonprofit organizations based in Philadelphia. He’s worked as a camp counselor for Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County and Legacy Youth Tennis and Education. Michael is a lifelong member of First African Baptist Church, where he has served as an usher and member of the B.W. Watkins Scholarship Ministry. Michael aspires to connect his passion for athletics, community, and the empowerment of young people of color, working toward becoming a sports agent. He plans to attend law school after he completes his undergraduate studies.