Mu Lambda Omega Chapter in collaboration with The Ivy Centennial Foundation hosted the 2019 Scholarship Reception. The African proverb, “It Takes A Village” resonated throughout the reception in the décor, attire, and words of encouragement and wisdom shared with this year’s recipients, their families, and friends.
The five recipients were awarded a total of $21,000 by The Ivy Centennial Foundation and The Maurice Amado Foundation. These talented young scholars have aspirations of studying chemical engineering, molecular biology, law, psychobiology, and African-American studies at their chosen universities and colleges.
Before the recipients were presented to the audience, Lauren Hodges performed an African-themed dance and William Owens performed an original spoken word motivational poem.
Olympia Scott, two-time WNBA champion and motivational speaker, Kalis Coleman, recipient of the Black Panther Scholarship, and Samyiah Garcia, recipient of the Charter Heritage Scholar Award, shared with those in attendance inspirational words of wisdom from the village on navigating college life and being aware of your “assignment and purpose.”
Tea Roses to Mu Lambda Omega Chapter’s Scholarship Committee for selecting this year’s recipients and the Scholarship Reception Committee for creating a memorable experience.
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