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Current HBCU Scholars

This year's scholars are paving their road to success.

Proudly presenting the 2021-22 HBCU Scholars!

Aja Jackson

Aja Jackson

Tennessee State University
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Tulsa, OK

Alexis Merrell

Alexis Merrell

Miles College
Senior
Biology
Native of Ellenwood, GA
Alissa Thomas

A’Lissia Thomas

Lawson State Community College
Second-year
Animal Science
Native of Birmingham, AL
Alonzo Frederic

Alonzo Frederic

Morehouse College Junior Biology major Native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Anthony Ervin

Anthony Ervin

Dillard University
Junior
Biology
Native of Monroe, LA
Breanna Jolly

Breanna Jolly

Breanna Jolly Wilberforce University Sophomore
Biology
Native of Columbus, OH
Brendon Davis

Brendon Davis

Southern University & A&M College
Junior
Biology
Native of Laurel, MD
Brianna Taylor

Brianna Taylor

Lemoyne Owen College Sophomore
Biology  
Native of Los Angeles, CA
Brooke Jones

Brooke Jones

Miles College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Austell, GA
Chandler Cleveland

Chandler Cleveland

Tougaloo College
Junior
Biology/pre-dental
Native of Byram, MS
Chisom Ezenwenyi

Chisom Ezenwenyi

North Carolina Central University
Junior
Biomedical sciences
Native of Durham, NC
Dana Burks

Dana Burks

Benedict College
Sophomore
Psychology
Native of Pine Bluff, AK
Darryl Sams

Darryl Sams

Morehouse College
Junior
Biology
Native of St. Louis, MO
Diajah Kidd

Diajah Kidd

Clark Atlanta University
Senior
Biology
Native of McKinney, TX
Erykah Johnson

Erykah Johnson

Winston-Salem State University
Senior
Clinical Laboratory Science
Native of Charlotte, NC
Jada Ransom

Jada Ransom

Southern University and A&M College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of New Orleans, LA
Janelle Meadows

Janelle Meadows

Tuskegee University
Sophomore
Nursing
Native of Lithonia, GA
Jalyn Dantzler

Jalyn Dantzler

Stillman College
Senior
Biology
Native of Tuscaloosa, AL
Aniya Rosse

Jaylynn Lanier

LeMoyne-Owen College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Memphis, TN
Jaylynn Lanier

Jessica Pender

LeMoyne-Owen College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Memphis, TN
Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

Xavier University
Junior
Biomedical Engineering
Native of Marlboro, MD
Justice Hypolite

Justice Hypolite

Shelton State Community College
Second-Year Pre-Med/Applied Science
Native of Tuscaloosa, AL
Kayla Brown

Kayla Brown

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Junior
Biology
Native of Detroit, MI
Kayla Adams

Kayla Adams

Central State University Junior
Biology
Native of Arbor Hills, MI
Kendall Gloston

Kendall Gloston

Dillard University
Junior
Nursing
Native of Lafayette, LA
Kennedy Singleton

Kennedy Singleton

Xavier University
Third-year Pharmacy
Native of New Orleans, LA
Jazmyne Jackson

Kerstyn Russell

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Senior
Biology Pre-Med
Native of St. Petersburg, FL
Kirlandria Harris

Kirlandria Harris

Clark Atlanta University
Senior
Biology
Native of Montgomery, AL
Kya Dukes

Kya Dukes

Wilberforce University
Junior
Biology
Native of Cincinnati, OH
 
LaNeisha Johnson

LaNeisha Johnson

Jackson State University
Senior
Chemistry Pre-Med 
Native of Detroit, MI
Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Spelman College
Senior
Health Science 
Native of San Antonio, TX
Mariaassumpta Ezedimma

Mariaassumpta Ezedimma

Fisk University
Junior
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Native of Lagos, Nigeria 
Maya Blasingame

Maya Blasingame

Spelman College
Junior 
Biology
Native of Cockeysville, MD
Megan Anthony

Meghan Anthony

Winston-Salem State University
Junior 
Pre-Nursing  
Native of East Bend, NC
Morgan Woodard

Morgan Woodard

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Senior Biology Pre-Med
Native of Winston Salem, NC
Nelson Mukuka

Nelson Mukuka

LeMoyne-Owen College
Sophomore
Biology 
Native of Conyers, GA
Perrez Wilson

Perrez Wilson

Tennessee State University
Junior
Biology 
Native of Birmingham, AL
Philomena Onasanya

Philomena Onasanya

North Carolina Central University
Senior 
Biology 
Native of Springfield, MA
 
Quennetta Baldwin

Quennetta Baldwin

Tuskegee University
Junior
Biology and Chemistry
Native of Columbus, GA
Raevin Kimble

Raevin Kimble

Benedict College
Junior
Psychology 
Native of Cincinnati, OH
Sabrina Pason

Sabrina Pason

Southern University Shreveport
Second-year
Psychology
Native of Shreveport, LA
 
Sapphire Holston

Sapphire Holston

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Senior
Biology Pre-Med
native of Toledo, OH
Samuel Wallace III

Samuel Wallace III

Central State University
Junior
Biology
Native of Chicago, IL
 
Shakena Thomas

Shakena Thomas

Jackson State University
Senior 
Biology Pre-Med  
Native of Walls, MS
Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones

Tuskegee University
Senior
Dietetics major/Biology minor 
Native of Huntsville, AL

Sylmia Shepherd

Sylmia Shepherd

Tougaloo College
Senior
Biology
Native of Olive Branch, MS

T’Onj McGriff

T’Onj McGriff

Stillman College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Quincy, FL

Tay’la Stowes

Tay’la Stowes

Stillman College
Senior
Biology
Native of Alexander City, AL

Trinity Upshaw

Trinity Upshaw

Fisk University
Junior
Biology
Native of Fort Mitchell, AL

Victor Thomas

Victor Thomas

Southern University Shreveport
Sophomore 
Psychology
Native of Shreveport, LA
Yrmajesti Hightower

Yrmajesti Hightower

Central State University
Junior
Biology
Native of Cincinnati, OH
 
Zoe Evans

Zoe Evans

Lawson State Community College
Sophomore
Biology
Native of Bessemer, AL

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HBCU Scholars Program Alumni

Making a difference and impacting the future of their communities.

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The “Heart” of the Program

Shaping the next generation of African American biomedical science and health care professionals.