Sponsored by UnitedHealth Group, this scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate Black students who are enrolled in an accredited four-year college pursuing a degree in business, engineering, technology or related majors.
This scholarship is open to rising juniors and seniors.
Victoria Amisial is a management major at Howard University hailing from Eastern Shore, Maryland. Her outstanding academic performance has earned her a place on the Dean's List, boasting an impressive overall GPA of 3.87. On campus, Victoria is an active member of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, where she serves as the alumni relations chair. Committed to giving back to her community, Victoria dedicates her time to volunteering at a local park on campus, engaging in regular clean-up activities for 1-5 hours per week. Last summer, Victoria actively participated in a series of professional workshops, including RSM and TMCF Boeing. These workshops allowed her to enhance her professional skills and gain valuable insights into the business world. Victoria enjoys indulging in her hobbies of cooking and reading during her free time.
Franbert Jolteus is majoring in Business analytics at Florida International University. As the Phi Beta Sigma Chapter President, Franbert showcases his exceptional leadership skills and fosters a sense of unity and growth within the fraternity. He is also a valued member of the Black Student Union General Board, contributing to the organization's initiatives and promoting inclusivity on campus. Franbert's career aspirations lie in the field of data analytics, particularly in the healthcare industry. Recognizing the significance of the healthcare sector, Franbert aims to leverage his skills and expertise to drive positive change by working with healthcare organizations to enhance their data analytics capabilities. Outside of his academic and professional pursuits, Franbert devotes himself to community service.
Kasey Newkirk is a biochemistry major at Hampton University with a minor in material sciences engineering. Kasey is a member of the Black Femme Minds club and Minority Association of Pre-med Students where she volunteers with academic and community service. Outside of her academic pursuits, Kasey has a diverse range of interests and talents. From a young age, she has been engaged in various artistic endeavors, including playing the violin, teaching herself the piano and guitar, and nurturing her Grammy-winning singing voice. She also has a passion for the visual arts and sewing, allowing her creativity to flourish. With her interdisciplinary background and multifaceted interests, Kasey Newkirk is a well-rounded individual who embraces intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of personal growth.
Stephen Piner is a marketing major at Howard University. He aspires to work in technology product/project management with the primary goal of providing innovative solutions that address complex challenges. Stephen serves as the Executive Programming Assistant of the Undergraduate Student Assembly, where he plays a crucial role in organizing and executing various events and programs for the student body. As the Enrichment Chair of the Men of George Washington Carver, Inc., Stephen actively contributes to the personal and professional development of his peers. Additionally, he serves as the Vice President of the HU Philly Club, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among students from Philadelphia. Stephen values the opportunity to both acquire knowledge and share it with others, recognizing the importance of continuous development in becoming a well-rounded professional. Outside of academia and his professional endeavors, he enjoys going to concerts and other live events, watching sports and movies.
Abigail is a Human Health and Economics joint major and plans to concentrate in Health Innovation at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Abigail is a Questbridge and a 1915 Scholar, which are both selective organizations that recognize high-achieving first-generation low-income (FGLI) students. Her identification as a FGLI aligns with her passions and career goals as she one day hopes to work in health and administrative spaces as an Epidemiologist. On campus, Abigail is active within the Black community ranging from being a member of the Black Women Initiative as well as being the Freshman Representative of the African Student Association. Overall, Abigail aspires to work to build her community through economic and health development primarily through education, service, and mentorship.
Nailah Wheeler is a Public Health major and Biology minor at Xavier University of Louisiana. Through Public Health, she is looking forward to making her own contribution to reducing health disparities directly affecting people of color. Nailah has shown her commitment to advocating for maternal rights and elevating the health of children through her work with Wombish, a Womb Intensive Systematic Holistic Care LLC, and her internship with The Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. Nailah enjoys traveling and considers herself to be a critical global thinker with a worldview and belief in solving challenging problems. Thus far, she has had the opportunity to travel to Egypt, India, and Senegal to immerse herself in new cultures and develop cultural maturity. Nailah believes that her dynamic profound experiences combined with her strong work ethic have prepared her for a high-potential career in public health. Her passion is to improve lives by improving health.