American Heart Association logo American Heart Association

HBCU Scholars Alumni

Making a difference and impacting the future of their communities

2020 Scholars

Yasin Al-Hadid

Morehouse College
Junior
Biology


Brianna Allen

Xavier University
Third-year student
Pharmacy


Alexis Brown

Fisk University
Senior
Biology


Natalie Butler

Fisk University
Senior
Biology


Rachel Coleman

Tougaloo College
Senior
Biology


Deliliah Davis

Dillard University
Graduate
Mississippi College
Masters
Biomedical Science


Shaeloren Deering

Spelman College
Senior
Biology


Sam’Mesha Edwards

Shelton State Community College
Graduate
University of South Alabama
BSN program


Chyna Fitzgerald

Miles College
Junior
Biology


Ar-Ryon Garrison

Clark Atlanta University
Graduate
Applying to Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs


Ajah Gross

Lawson State Community College
Transfer student
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Applying to the Nursing program


Natori Harper

Stillman College
Graduate
Applying to Masters’ programs in Biomedical Science


Vivian Iloabuchi

Fisk University
Senior
Biology


Morgan Jackson

Xavier University
Third-year student
Pharmacy


Briana Johnson

Stillman College
Junior
Mathematics and Pre-med


Janee Knox

Dillard University
Senior
Nursing


Summer Mallard

Jackson State University
Graduate
Department of the Army
Logistics Management Specialist
Fort Lee, Virginia


Jordan Malone

Morehouse College
Senior
Biology


Toy McLaurin

Jackson State University
Senior
Communicative Disorder
(Speech Pathology)


Anne Omweno

Shelton State Community College
Second-year student
Nursing


Kristen Smith

Tougaloo College
Senior
Biology


Bianca Walker

Tennessee State University
Junior
Cellular and Molecular Biology


Malcolm Williams-Green

Morehouse College
Senior
Biology


Rhythm Williams

Lawson State Community College
Graduate
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Applying to the undergraduate Biomedical Science program


Asja Woodard

Spelman College
Junior
Health Science


Waynenecka Wynn

Miles College
Graduate
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Applying to the Masters Biomedical Science Program

men sitting on bleachers

2019 Scholars

Ruth Anyaeche

Fisk University
Graduate
Purdue University
Second-year graduate student
Doctorate in Chemistry program


Normanda Brown

Tougaloo College
Senior
Chemistry
Applying to Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs Fall of 2021


Dynasia Clemons

Miles College
Graduate
Pharmaceutical marketing certification
Beginning Masters in Biotechnology program in January 2021


Alhaji Foray

Fisk University
Graduate
Morehouse School of Medicine
First-year medical student


Justin Forest

Jackson State University
Graduate
Optum 360
Revenue Management Specialist
Irving, Texas


Carmilya Jackson

Jackson State University
Graduate
Mississippi College
Masters of Medical Science
Applying to medical school admission Fall of 2021


Mercedes Jackson

Miles College
Graduate
Peace Corps
Volunteer
Evacuated back to the U.S. in mid-March due to COVID-19


Dontrez Johnson, Jr.

Tennessee State University
Graduate
Project Horseshoe Farms
Community Health fellowship program
Greensboro, Alabama
Applying to medical school Fall of 2021


Katrina Jones

Miles College
Senior
Biology and Computer Science


Jewel Newton

Jackson State University
Graduate
St. Augustine University
Doctor of Occupational Therapy program


Lyndon Rolle

Fisk University
Graduate
Offered position at Vanderbilt University but had to return home to the Bahamas due to COVID-19
Preparing to take the MCAT exam January 2021

three young women surrounding laptop

2017 Scholars

Grady Clopton

Tennessee State University
Graduates December 2020
Masters in Chemistry program January 2021


Keith Cobb

Tougaloo College
Graduate
Mississippi State University
Masters in Chemistry program


Jazmin Ewers

Fisk University
Graduate
Boston Children’s Hospital Oncology
and Hematology Department

Research Assistant


Kiana Pauline Moore

Jackson State University
Graduate
Total Body Submersion
(a swim school for children with disabilities)
Owner


Evan Peters

Jackson State University
Graduate
FOX 16
Corporate sales
Little Rock, Arkansas


Chris Shelton

Fisk University
Graduate
University of Southern Indiana
Masters in Health Administration


Victoria Taylor

Tougaloo College
Graduate
Mississippi College
Masters in Biological Science program

professor demonstrating model to class

2018 Scholars

Renner Antwi

Tennessee State University
Graduate
Applying for medical school admission Fall of 2021


Jelicia Daily

Miles College
Graduate
Accepted to Samford University School Pharmacy Fall of 2021


Viola Donahue

Fisk University
Graduate
University Southern Indiana
Masters in Health Administration
Applying to medical school


Jahmel Fowler

Fisk University
Graduate
University of Southern Indiana
Masters in Health Administration
Starting PhD program in Spring of 2021


Keila Lawrence

Miles College
Graduate
American University Washington, DC
Masters in Intercultural and International Communication


Mia McWilliams

Jackson State University
Graduate
Jackson State University
Masters in Speech Language Pathology


Kelsey Mathews

Tougaloo College
Graduate
Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Accepted to medical program Fall of 2021

woman wearing graduate cap with boy hugging her

2016 Scholars

Caitlyn Beasley

Tougaloo College
Graduate


Ra’Chaud Brown

Tougaloo College
Graduate
Jackson State University
Masters of Public Health with emphasis on Epidemiology program
Accepted into the Daniel Hale Williams Scholar Program through the Jackson Heart Study


Alexis Martin

Tougaloo College
Graduate


Kiana Moore

Jackson State University
Graduate


Kendrique Morgan

Tougaloo College
Graduate
University of Mississippi Medical School
Doctorate of Physical Therapy program


Evan Peters

Jackson State University
Graduate


Marwa Sharif

Tennessee State University
Graduate
MedaSource
Lab Manager


Darian Williams

Tennessee State University
Graduate

female lab worker with vial of blood

Current HBCU Scholars

The Class of 2020-2021 is paving their road to success

senior medical care worker consulting with woman

The “Heart” of the Program

Shaping the next generation of minority professionals