Scholarship Recipients

2022 Recipients

Re'Ana Barren tine

My name is Re’Ana Grace Barrentine. I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina, raised in the West Ashley area. My high school graduation date is June 4, 2022, and afterward, I will be headed to Winston-Salem State University. I plan to major in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. My passion has been to help those suffering from mental health issues and to concentrate on the mental health, and behavioral well-being of African American children. There is a great need right now for mental health professionals, but our children find themselves at the greatest risk. It is important to reach them at an early age. Early intervention is most important. I further plan to pursue my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and eventually open my own practice.

Deja Commodore

Deja' will be attending Claflin College and is confident that her high school experience has equipped her to broaden her sights. She did not attend a traditional high school and welcomed the challenge of attending Early College High School, where she was afforded the opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree along with her high school diploma. She was also accepted into the National Honor Society, the captain of the cheerleading team, and an entrepreneur while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Ta'Sadia Johnson

Ta' Sadia is an Early Childhood Education Major at South Carolina State University.

2021 Recipients

Jameson Gerald

Jameson is an Elementary Education Major, Comparative Women’s Studies major at Spelman College from Summerville, South Carolina. Her goal is to become a Principal of a public charter school, and to work in the US Department of Education to create more effective policies for public education.


Kennedy Baskerville

Kennedy is from Goose Creek, South Carolina. She entered Claflin University Fall of 2021. She likes to paint, play softball, cook, and spend time with family/friends. A major accomplishment that she is proud of is having perfect attendance from grades 1-12.

She wants to pursue a degree in Psychology or Sociology in order to help people, especially those who are vulnerable and require that their safety and other needs met.

Marion Patterson

Marion is from Rock Hill, SC. He entered South Carolina State University Fall of 2021. He is majoring in Mechanical Engineer Technology in hopes of preparing to grow his family's construction business.