Scholars



Promise Prize® Scholars – We Change the Playing Field

Promise Prize® scholarships are awarded annually at various colleges and universities based upon high academic achievement, outstanding character, and exceptional promise.

Academic Achievement • Leadership • Community Building • Service • Success

Scholar Board Members

Samuel Osaro

2016 Promise Prize Scholar, University of Iowa - BS Expected 2018.  As a junior at the Universit [...]

Jordan Pinnix

2016 Promise Prize Scholar, University of St Thomas - BA Expected 2018.  Jordan is a rising juni [...]

Dana LaCondre Nugent

2015 Promise Prize Scholar, Montclair State University. MS 2016. Dana is currently pursuing her M [...]

Joshua Netter

2010 Promise Prize Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago. BA 2011 Summa Cum Laude. Josh is a [...]

Monique Blackwood

2003 Promise Prize Scholar, SUNY Buffalo Law School. JD 2005. MA 2015. Monique is an Administrat [...]

Stephanie Fox

2014 Promise Prize Scholar, Bronx Community College. Stephanie is pursuing a degree in film. She [...]


Promise Prize Scholars

2021
Jalen White
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleJa’ Cideah Nunnery
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleEkinadose Elizabeth Asemota
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeJahquawn Lewis
Bronx Community CollegeShakierah Smith
University at Buffalo, School of LawEver Taylor
University of IowaSharod Delain
Rutgers University - NewarkCourtney Carter
Grinnell College
2020
Jaynie Doe
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity at Buffalo School of LawLana Katai
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeTiamera Rasmussen-Ellen
Promise Prize ScholarMontclair State UniversityTaylor Hutchinson
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoAvery Barnett
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell College
2019
Aniya Watkins
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoAlicia-Ann Caesar
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerMontclair State UniversitySimone Richardson
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerRutgers University - NewarkTevon Carpenter, Esq
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity at Buffalo School of LawMadison Wardlaw
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeMalcolm Davis
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeIngvar Denis
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeTiana Warner
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of IowaCharles Fofie, Jr.
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeDasmin Whitted
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleYvonne Livingston
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoRiccardo Williams
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
2018
Adeyemi Adewole
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. ThomasMichael Akingbade
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeDevin Francis
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of IowaOlivia Hettman
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerMontclair State University Deonna Jones, Esq
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity at Buffalo, School of LawFara Omer
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeJayda Pounds
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. ThomasAlexis Waters
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleItalia Watson
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community Community
2017
Crystal M. Melvin
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity at Buffalo School of LawKishawn Jean-Pierre
Promise Prize ScholarMontclair State UniversityShelby Campbell
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of IowaChristian Watts
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleCassidy Oliver
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleMinu-Tshyeto Bidzimou
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeCanisha Russ
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoVictor Sikeley
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. ThomasMohamed Malim
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. ThomasRyan Toney
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeIsiah Fynn
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeAlexander Graham
Bronx Community College
2016
Jordan Pinnix
Promise Prize Scholar, Volunteer, Board MemberUniversity of St. ThomasJessica Black
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerGrinnell College Maya Elliott
Promise Prize ScholarGrinnell CollegeAja Witt
University of IowaSamuel Osaro
Promise Prize Scholar, Board MemberUniversity of IowaShatorah Donovan
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerSUNY Buffalo Law SchoolPhilip Pierre, Esq
Promise Prize ScholarSUNY Buffalo Law SchoolNiamke Dozier
Promise Prize ScholarSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEboni McKenney
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEmmanuel Adu Poku
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerBronx Community College Stanley Fils
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerMontclair State UniversityTyleana Venable
Promise Prize ScholarSUNY Buffalo Law School
2015
Christopher H. Byfield
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeSigourney Salkey
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeAshley Lee
Promise Prize ScholarThe University of IowaDana LaCondre Nugent
Promise Prize Scholar, Board MemberMontclair State UniversityAwele Eneanya
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of St. ThomasKhadijat Olagoke
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo- School of Law
2014
Alanda Alexandre
Promise Prize ScholarMontclair State UniversityRodnika Carter
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Iowa - School of Liberal Arts and SciencesNathaniel Lake
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessShawn Lackerson
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeNinteretse “JP” Jean Pierre
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawStephanie Fox
Promise Prize Scholar, Volunteer, Promise Leader, Board MemberBronx Community College
2013
Mary Adeleke
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessChidera Atuegbu
Promise Prize Scholar, Promise LeaderUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawKache Claytor
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Iowa - School of Liberal Arts and SciencesSebastian Rothwyn
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeTerrance Coffie
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community College
2012
Eliana Amarante-Reynoso
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsMarcos Argenis Sosa
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsAziza J. Ingram
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeSylvea Hollis
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerUniversity of Iowa - School of Liberal Arts and SciencesJennifer Haywood
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessVanessa Glushefski
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law
2011
Kenneth Bostick
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawLaToya Bracewell
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessMohamed L Camara
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsNatalie Setoute
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeElena Paulino
Promise Prize ScholarCollege of Mount Saint VincentMelanie Johnson
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeAshley Jackson
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public Schools
2010
Duwaine Bascoe
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawJoshua Netter
Promise Prize Scholar, Volunteer, Board MemberUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessMalcolm Minor
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerNewark Public SchoolsDerrick Johnson
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeDaQuan Estevez
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public Schools
2009
Christopher Bryant
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsZipporah Moultrie
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsVeronica Johnson
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessJonathan Miles Gresham
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawRoslyn Gillespie
Promise Prize Scholar, Volunteer, Promise LeaderBronx Community College
2008
Jarea Bivens
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsKojo Wallace, M.D.
Promise Prize ScholarBronx Community CollegeAaron C. Miles
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessSiana McLean-McDonald
Promise Prize Scholar, Promise LeaderUniversity of Buffalo - School of LawNoelle Green
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public Schools
2007
Stacey Carter
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Illinois - School of BusinessChanerra Tillies
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public SchoolsPamela Schaller
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo – School of LawMicca Corbett
Promise Prize ScholarNewark Public Schools
2006
Ryan Leonard
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law
2005
Mark C. Smith
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law
2004
Sara L. Valencia
Promise Prize Scholar, VolunteerUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law
2003
Monique Blackwood
Promise Prize Scholar, Volunteer, Promise Leader, Board MemberUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law
2002
Josephine Floyd
Promise Prize ScholarUniversity of Buffalo - School of Law