2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholars


Sponsored by Nationwide, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students enrolled in an accredited four-year college pursuing a degree in Risk Management and Insurance, Data Analytics, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and other business disciplines, IT/Technology, Actuarial Science, HR/Organizational Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems or related fields to the aforementioned areas.

This scholarship is open to rising sophomores.

Austen Cannon

College/University: University of Miami
Major: Finance and Real Estate
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholarship

Austen Cannon is a finance and real estate major at the University of Miami. He is interested in commercial real estate and investing in the stock market. Currently, Austen is the captain of the varsity cross country team and a member of the track team for the Miami Hurricanes. In addition to participating in athletics, Austen Cannon made the Dean’s list, and joined the Canes Finance Association and the real estate and finance club. Furthermore, Austen is a part of an organization, Hester House, that aids underprivileged communities in Houston by organizing enjoyable activities and providing necessities to residents. During the summer, Austen interned for a commercial real estate investor who owned a low-income apartment complex in Houston, Minden place, where he learned the basics of owning and managing apartment complexes. In the future, Austen plans to be a leader in real estate by owning many properties and an abundance of land.

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Divine Madubike

College/University: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Finance and International Affairs
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholarship

Divine Madubike is studying finance and international affairs on the pre-law track at Johns Hopkins University. Divine’s career goals are to work in the field of finance with a focus on investment banking alongside international law. He has worked with two law firms, managed elections, served foreign governments, and successfully worked with businesses. So far in his academic career, he has maintained high academic performance paired with leadership and community service. On-campus, he serves on the student government board, and residence hall association, and is a leader in the NAACP Chapter and the business association. Aside from leadership on campus, Divine is heavily involved within his local community. He created his non-profit organization that deals with homelessness in Atlanta. In college, he partnered with a non-profit organization to distribute fresh food and tutor young boys in math.

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Kadeisha Davis

College/University: Howard University
Major: Business Management
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholarship

Kadeisha Davis is a business management major at Howard University. She is interested in pursuing a career in real estate and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Kadeisha hosts scholarship and college application mentoring sessions for her friends and peers. Raised in Greenville, North Carolina, Kadeisha enjoys creating informative YouTube videos, running a hair business, creating graphic designs, and doing brand ambassador collaborations. She plans on using her knowledge and professional skills to open her own hair salon and clothing franchise one day.

MK Mitchell

College/University: Howard University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholarship

MK Mitchell is majoring in mechanical engineering at Howard University. She intends to utilize her forthcoming degree by developing a career in the aerospace industry, where she plans to work toward furthering Earth’s collective understanding of space for all. She leads through service, having experience both within her school community as President of Black Student Union and an Associated Student Body Representative, as well as outside of her school with organizations like Building Blue Bridges and Legacy Ladies Inc. Currently she serves as a junior resident assistant and enjoys active involvement on campus through the National Society of Black Engineers. She notes her greatest achievement to date as having graduated from the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy at the University of California, Los Angeles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, she intends to continue fulfilling leadership roles in college and beyond by helping her community grow and thrive.

Taylor Allen

College/University: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Major: Business Administration
2022 Scholarship Award: 2022 Nationwide Future Leaders Scholarship

Taylor Allen is a business administration major at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She currently serves her community as a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, FAMU Real Estate Club, College Board, and United Nations Children’s Fund. Taylor has recently left her position as Interim Head Video Coordinator for FAMU Football in partnership with the NCAA, ESPN, and NFL to pursue an internship as a Business Operations Analyst in Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceuticals for Summer 2022. Taylor aspires to use her platform to create lights in underrepresented communities and build bridges for greater access to opportunities.

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