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2019 SCHOLARSHIP BRUNCH

The Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presents scholarships to deserving students as they enter their first year of college. The Community Service Scholarships are given annually and recognize the many hours a student spends helping others through service. A partnership with Scholarship Central guarantees a smooth on-line application process. Students received $10,000.00 in scholarships and book stipends during the Chapter’s 2019 Scholars Brunch at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center on the campus of Washington University.

The Archway (MO) Chapter is pleased to celebrate academic excellence and community service. The 2019 Scholars have served others in ways that support one or more of The Links, Incorporated five National Program Facets: Services to Youth, emphasizing the betterment of the lives of children, particularly those of African-American descent; The Arts, bringing attention to the contributions of African Americans who are involved in activities such as visual and performing arts, writing, and music; National Trends and Services, to address legislative and educational issues; International Trends and Services, focusing on improving the quality of life for people of color worldwide Health and Human Services, targeting health and wellness, healthy life styles, and obesity.

Excellent Community partners have stepped up to assist the chapter in funding the scholarships. They include The Ameren Corporation, the Mizell Family Legacy Foundation, Dr. Rosalyn P. Miles, MD, the Redwing Family, and Kendra Howard, JD.

Name College High School
Sally Gacheru St. Louis University Hazelwood West High School
Alona Jenkins Columbia College Chicago University City High School
Sierra Tyler University of Missouri Columbia University City High School
Gracemary Nganga Washington University Hazelwood West High School
Elizabeth Webster Drake University Crossroads College Prep
Raevyn Ferguson Washington University Lutheran High School-North
Leia White Spelman College Villa Duchesne High School
Kalia Daniels Xavier University Hazelwood Central High School
Lanae Beasley University of Missouri Kansas City St. Charles High School
Justin Saunders St. Louis University Ritenor High School
Malaika Pedzayi-Ferguson Spelman College Crossroads College Prep
Sydney Mitchell Washington University Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Alexis Boykin Indiana State University Edwardsville High School

Name College High School
Naijah Triplett Howard University, Pre-med 2018 Central Visual & Performing Arts High School
Nitori Henderson Cornell University or Oakwood University, Biochemistry Pattonville High School
Zoe Robinson Franklin & Marshall College, International Relations St. Joseph Academy
Gabrielle Weeden Spelman College, Political Science Hazelwood West High School
Terry Tatum University of Central Missouri, Business Administration Lutheran High School-St. Charles
Darrell Allison Wichita State University, Political Science Carnahan High School of the Future
Chisom Okafor University of Missouri/Columbia, Broadcast Journalism Rosati-Kain High School
Naomi Edwards Columbia College Chicago, Broadcasting Ladue-Horton Watkins High School
Kennedi Harmon Hampton University, Pre-Law Metro Academic & Classical High School
Kearstyn Richardson Clark Atlanta University, Biological Sciences Marquette High School
LaVerna Williams Tuskegee University, Engineering Metro Academic & Classical High School
Va’Leah West Illinois College, Criminal Justice Hazelwood West High School
Syrus Duffy Truman State University, Business Administration Pattonville High School
Jason Sims St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Hazelwood Central High School
Percy Brown University of Nebraska, Broadcasting Christian Brothers College

Name College High School
Olivia Martin Washington University/St. Louis, MO 2016 Graduate of MICDS High School
Madison Shead Tulane University/New Orleans, LA 2016 Graduate of Kirkwood High School
Nile Trice US Military Academy West Point/West Point, NY 2016 Graduate of Pattonville High School
Alexis Cushshon Kansas State University/Manhattan, KS 2016 Graduate of Hazelwood Central High
Toni St. Lewis University of Missouri St. Louis 2016 Graduate of North Tech High School
Meridian Buckner-Swain Spelman College/Atlanta, GA 2016 Graduate of Kirkwood High School
Ericka Woods Kansas State University/Manhattan, KS 2016 Graduate of Collinsville High School