Sponsored by Chevron, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students who are enrolled in an accredited four-year college and pursue a degree in business or STEM.
Halia Morris is a marine and environmental science major attending Hampton University. Raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Halia was exposed to the STEM field at an early age. She is a member of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College, and has been selected for the dean’s list. Halia has also interned with the Office of Naval Research. Halia wants to use her degree in marine and environmental science to study ecology and evolution in marine environments, hoping to teach others about her work and inspire sustainable living. In her free time, Halia enjoys reading, traveling, podcasts, movies, and mediation.
Isaiah Thompson is from St. Louis, Missouri, and is an honors student attending Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. Isaiah enjoys learning about the environment, engaging in physical activities, and being involved in community service activities, which has motivated him to become an environmental engineer. He has aspirations to earn a doctorate degree in environmental engineering for conducting research and directly applying his studies to his work. With the knowledge he gleans throughout his academic and professional journey, he hopes to mitigate the effects of climate change, discover different ways to provide fresh water to disadvantaged communities, and create new ways to store renewable energy.
Nia Westbrook is a passionate honors marketing student from Howard University with proven leadership and project management skills. She is aspiring to pursue a career that would allow her to own her future and improve strategic efficiency through innovative solutions. Nia is seeking experience that would enable her to expand her business acumen and improve her skills by gaining strategic and financial insight on various operations.
Ryan E. Johnson attends Tennessee State University (TSU) and is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. On campus, she is a member of the TSU Honors College and was selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the TSU Freshman Institute, a program designed to improve leadership skills. She is also a recipient of the inaugural Future of Stem Scholars Scholarships. Ryan has worked with Power Construction as a Project Engineer Intern in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan is passionate about using her engineering skills to better her community through the development and use of sustainable materials for infrastructure projects.
Zaria Osimetha, a Dallas, Texas native, is a student at the University of Southern California where she is majoring in psychology. Zaria earned a spot on the dean’s list and was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She is a four-time recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards for volunteering over 900 hours helping to fight food insecurity, serving the homeless, and mentoring at-risk children. She has served as Black Student Union President and as a Jack and Jill Regional Teen Vice-President. Zaria’s proudest accomplishment is her founding of a 300-member social justice organization. She was awarded a Princeton Prize in Race Relations Certificate of Accomplishment for her efforts to advance racial equity and foster positive race relations within her community.