OUR RECIPIENTS

2017 SYLF Awardees

Marquis Cardwell

University of Georgia

Major: Risk Management and Insurance / Legal Studies

Expected Graduation: May 2019

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Given the accelerated course that I elected to follow in high school, I am currently projected to graduate May 2019 at the University of Georgia. Presently, my major is Risk Management and Insurance with a certificate in Legal Studies. Furthermore, within the last year I have acquired a summer internship at Risk International to attain hands-on experience in the risk management industry. On the other hand, even though I have acquired outstanding accolades and have taken advantage of fortunate opportunities, I am extremely grateful for the scholarship funds because of the insurmountable impact it has inflicted academically and socially. For instance, given the financial burden that this scholarship partially alleviated, I was able to focus a vast amount of my time towards studying, networking, and becoming incorporated in campus organizations. Overall, this scholarship was an important and vital instrument in my success the previous year and I will forever be grateful.

 

My future plans are to attend a prestigious law school after I graduate the University of Georgia in May 2019 to become a corporate lawyer.

 

Thanks,

Marquis Cardwell

Jason Butler

2017 George Washington Carver Educator Awardee

Whitley Imhan Tucker

Since receiving the A. Langston Taylor Collegiate Scholarship in May 2016, Whitley Imhan Tucker has grown immensely as a professional. During the summer of 2016, she accepted a two-month internship with the pediatric private practice, Let’s Talk Therapy, where she worked alongside speech-language pathologists to provide treatment and intervention for children with aphasia. Following her internship, Whitley was able to return to Georgia State University for the fall semester of her senior year due to the help of the Sigma Youth Leadership
Foundation. In March 2017, Whitley received the opportunity to travel to Italy where she met with social justice activists and immersed herself in the culture. After completing the graduate school application process, Whitley received several offers and accepted her offer to Georgia
State University where she will begin the Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s program in fall 2017. As of now, she is looking forward to graduating with honors on May 9, 2017. Whitley also hopes to continue representing the Sigma Youth Leadership Foundation as a
successful scholarship recipient in the years to come.

Since receiving the A. Langston Taylor Collegiate Scholarship in May 2016, Whitley Imhan Tucker has grown immensely as a professional. During the summer of 2016, she accepted a two-month internship with the pediatric private practice, Let’s Talk Therapy, where she worked alongside speech-language pathologists to provide treatment and intervention for children with aphasia. Following her internship, Whitley was able to return to Georgia State University for the fall semester of her senior year due to the help of the Sigma Youth Leadership
Foundation. In March 2017, Whitley received the opportunity to travel to Italy where she met with social justice activists and immersed herself in the culture. After completing the graduate school application process, Whitley received several offers and accepted her offer to Georgia
State University where she will begin the Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s program in fall 2017. As of now, she is looking forward to graduating with honors on May 9, 2017. Whitley also hopes to continue representing the Sigma Youth Leadership Foundation as a
successful scholarship recipient in the years to come.

Rashidatu Olorunsola

It would be a huge disservice to say that transitioning into college was an easy process. As a recent high school graduate at the top of my class, I expected a much smoother matriculation considering my previous years as a dual enrollment student. With the help of many upperclassman, campus resources, and spiritual blessings, I was able to make my first year successful. I became the Eco-Rep for my dorm of about 960 residents, and the first-year representative for the Minority Science Student Association. I was also a dancer for the UGA African Student Association, in which we won competitions and put on several fitness dance classes. On top of these multiple achievements, I maintained a GPA of 3.82 due to hard work, dedication and prayer. Late nights and early mornings constituted most of my semester, as that was what it took to be successful. I quickly learned the importance of adapting to college life, and seizing every minute of each day. Time inevitably became my greatest weapon and my worst opponent. Few lessons were taught, but many lessons were learned throughout my college career. I wish the best for the 2017 scholarship recipients, and hope to pass this torch of wealth, knowledge, faith and service. Remember, as you prepare to navigate your collegiate career, “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Nothing good ever comes easy, but anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

Bro. Bob Cousseillant

2012 ALT Recipient

School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Past SYLF Receipients

2011 JWJ Recipient: Mr. Philip Musey, Jr. (philipmuseyjr@gmail.com)

2011 ALT Recipient: Soror Jarayon Jackson (jarayonj@yahoo.com)

2012 JWJ Recipient: Mr. Anthony Justice Williams (ministerajwilliams@hotmail.com)

2012 ALT Recipient: Bro. Bob Cousseillant (bobcousseillant@gmail.com)

2015 JWJ Recipient: Mr. Darryl Terry II (darrylterry2@yahoo.com)

2015 ALT Recipient: Mr. Adrian Hayes (Hayes112462@students.reinhardt.edu)

2016 JWJ Recipient: Ms. Rashidatu Olorunsola (rolorunsola@hotmail.com)

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