Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students enrolled in an accredited four-year college pursuing a degree in business, STEM or health-related fields.
Montana Billings is a Health Sciences major at Howard University. She is a native of Chicago, IL. and takes pride in and is committed to her love for community service, education, and leadership. Montana has been on the Dean s List for three consecutive semesters and is a resourceful and highly- motivated college student who is committed to academic success. At Howard, she is a member of many professional and social organizations. Montana is involved in the Health Professions Society, Health Science Club, Minorities in Sports, and Chicago People s Union. Montana enjoys researching, spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and giving back to her community. Montana looks forward to intern opportunities in the health field, continuing to provide mentorship to younger students, and continuing her academic and professional pursuits.
Ella Blackburn, an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge, is pursuing a major in public health with a strong passion for making a positive impact on the well-being of others. Her studies in public health allow her to explore and understand the complexities of environmental and social health issues, fueling her drive to address these challenges and contribute to creating healthier communities. One notable achievement for Ella is being a published author. Her essay, focusing on the significance of inciting change in society, was recognized and included in a collection of awarded student essays.
Michael Constant is a chemical engineering major at Cornell University who is focused on biotechnology and biomedical engineering. In addition to having awards such as the American Chemical Society Scholars Program and Cornell Tradition Fellowship, he is also a Wet Lab Lead for his project team Cornell iGEM, President-Elect of his chemistry fraternity, and conducts research within the DeLisa Research Group. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing trumpet and piano, photography, dancing, and spending quality time with family and friends. Raised in Northern Virginia, Michael plans to work in the medical field and discover ways to improve genetic engineering for the health of the general public.
Sophonie Janvier, an international business management student at North Carolina A&T State University, is driven by a passion for problem-solving and a desire to make a positive impact. With a strong background in marketing, team collaboration, and strategic thinking, she brings a diverse skill set to the table. As Sophonie seeks internships and part-time opportunities, she is particularly interested in organizations that value their employees, promote inclusivity and diversity, and have a mission that aligns with creating a meaningful impact on the world. She is motivated to work with companies that share her values and provide a supportive and inclusive work environment.
Deborah Kyerematen is majoring in Allied Health Sciences concentrating in Healthcare Administration at the University of Connecticut. Her passion for the healthcare industry began at a young age, and she has actively sought out opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field. Currently, Deborah volunteers as a Communications volunteer at Hartford Hospital, where she contributes her skills in effective communication to support the hospital's operations. Additionally, she works at the Office of the Registrar at her university, providing valuable assistance to faculty and staff in managing administrative tasks. Deborah's commitment to academic and professional growth is evident through her involvement in undergraduate research with the SHARP lab. Through her various roles and experiences, Deborah has demonstrated her commitment to her academic and professional development in the healthcare industry.
Davida Padi is a Social Media Strategies and Pre-Law student at the University of Scranton. Her portfolio includes social media campaigns incorporating versatile design styles, vibrant colors, and cultural references that inspire and inform others. She was recently given the honor of being in Teen Vogue's 21 under 21. While Davida specializes in social media and communications, her passion lies in public policy and digital storytelling. She is ever so passionate about using her creativity to help brands creative social impact campaigns, she has worked with, but not limited to: Pinterest, MTV, Rare Beauty, and the White House while concurrently earning her undergraduate degrees in Social Media Strategies and Legal Studies. She enjoys splitting her time in New York and Washington D.C.
Chandler Searcy is pursuing an honors degree in International Business with a concentration in Supply Chain at Howard University. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Chandler has made significant contributions on campus and has gained valuable professional experience. At Howard, he serves as the financial advisor for the Undergraduate Student Assembly, where he manages financial matters and ensures responsible budgeting and allocation of resources. Chandler has also represented his class as the representative for the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program and served as an Eastern Province board member for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Chandler's previous experience includes market research and developing a savings product for Capital One, working as a runner on the set of Telemundo Deportes during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and interning at a hedge fund, where he developed an interest in finance.
Trinity Shorter is an honors business management major at Howard University from Lawrence, Kansas. Last summer, Trinity had the opportunity to intern at AT&T as a Supply-Chain Analysis Intern. In this role, she demonstrated her proficiency in utilizing programs like SQL-Server to update phone inventory, track phone shipments, and monitor phone activations. Trinity's organizational skills were also showcased as she created detailed spreadsheets outlining phone sales schedules. This experience provided her with practical skills and an understanding of supply chain management within a large organization. At Howard University, Trinity is an active member of the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program (SBEL).
Ryan Taylor is an Honors Management Information Systems student at the University of Alabama. Ryan thrives when staying busy and challenging himself. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and has earned a position on the Dean s list. In addition to managing a rigorous course load, he serves as IT Specialist for Culverhouse Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Among many campus activities, Ryan is a practice team player for UA Women s Basketball, where he helps with drills and techniques. Academics aside, Ryan strives to be a servant leader through work in the local community. He has served several hundred hours supporting organizations focused on Youth Mentoring and Food Insecurity. He is currently helping troubled young men earn their GEDs and providing college preparation tutoring. His weekends are spent volunteering with Embrace Tuscaloosa, a community service organization, where he participates in everything from food drives to Habitat for Humanity.
Ashanni Thompson is a dedicated marketing major from Atlanta, Georgia, currently attending Howard University. Her passion for marketing and her drive to make an impact on campus and in her community is evident through her involvement in various organizations and programs. As a member of the American Marketing Association and the Black Retailed Action Group, Ashanni actively participates in these organizations to enhance her knowledge and skills in the field of marketing. Ashanni's commitment to academic excellence and leadership is further demonstrated through her participation in the Howard University School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program. Ashanni will be returning to AT&T for her second year as an intern where she will be part of the Marketing Organization Team.