HBCU / College Scholarship Award Recipients:

Alicia Hoey Junior, Dillard University Accounting Major 3.6 GPA

2019 New Orleans Chapter of the Links Incorporated Scholarship recipient; Dean’s List; Director, President’s Organization of Dillard’s Up and Coming Superstars / Presidential Ambassadors; UNCF Koch Scholar; Thompson Cook Honors Program; Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society; 2019-2020 White House HBCU Initiative Scholar; SGA Treasurer for Dillard University; Community Service Ambassador for Dillard having accumulated 200 community service hours; Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. Alicia Hoey aspires to attend law school after college. 


Destini Warner Sophomore, Xavier University Psychology / Sociology Major 3.6 GPA

Oldest of Seven Siblings; National Society of Leadership and Success; Ronald E. McNair Scholar; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Junior Usher Board at Second Free Mission Baptist Church; Aspires to become a behavioral analyst for the FBI with a mission of improving mental health in her community. 


Erica O. Hall Xavier University Pharmacy Student 3.61 GPA

National Society of Leadership and Success; Vanguard Interactive Mentoring Scholar; Chemistry Club; H&W Pharmacy Intern; Student College of Clinical Pharmacy and College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist Organizations; Former Valedictorian of St. Mary’s Academy (2016); Active Morning Star Baptist Church ministries. Aspires to become a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist or a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist, who can assist war veterans. She also aspires to use her gifts and talents to revitalize and contribute to New Orleans East. 


High School Scholarship Award Recipients:

Paris James Benjamin Franklin High School 3.9 GPA

Posse Finalist; honor roll; Anticipates majoring in architecture, with a desire to create sustainable and socially conscious housing for marginalized communities; Architecture Club President; Iota Sigma President; NOCCA; National Honors Society Member; Junior Sibling Mentorship Member; Directed “For Women of Color”; Volunteer, Sanctuary at Passages Hospice Volunteer; Volunteer, Library of Congress Veterans Project. 


Rahsaan Smith St. Augustine High School 3.8 GPA

Honor Society; Alpha Honor Roll; Future Business Leaders of America; District Winner for Parliamentary Procedure; Soccer team co-captain; Speech and Debate; St. Peter Claver Church Youth Ministry Vice-President; Alter Server; Second Harvest Food Bank; Tutor, Dominican Sisters of Peace. Rahsaan intends to pursue a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. 


Jon’Nae Sylvestor (Class Act Scholarship Award in Memory of Angelique A. Reed) Einstein Charter High School 4.1 GPA

Valedictorian; Patrick F. Tayor Scholar; Questbridge Finalist; Highest Honors; Top Gains on ACT; Dance Team Captain; Volleyball Team Co-Captain; Student Government Association Class President; Universal Church Youth Co-Captain; Urban League New Orleans; Church Youth Co-Captain. Jon’Nae is interested in civil law and politics and plans to study African American Studies with a minor in Political Science. After college she plans to attend law school and pursue a JD. She would like to run for Mayor then Governor.