2020 Ambitious Scholar Scholarship Winner
D.R.E.A.M Inc., in conjunction with T & S capital is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Ambitious Scholar Scholarship. With more than 100 applications received for the 2020 scholarship award, the quality off the submissions was outstanding!
A scholarship committee comprised of members of D.R.E.A.M. and T&S Capital Board of Directors, carefully reviewed each application and in-depth interviews were conducted with finalists. After much deliberation, it is our pleasure to share with your our 2020 winner Ms. Saadiya Jackson.
Saadiya Jackson is a recent high school graduate, currently attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. majoring in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. During her attendance at Oxon High School, she was very active in the music department and the varsity swim team; later holding leadership roles in both organizations. As a student mentor of the Science and Technology Program, she worked closely with the Young Women in Biology program in partnership with the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Being a member of this program instilled the knowledge and lab skills that she later used as an intern at a neuropharmacology lab at Howard University to complete her Research Practicum study.
Saadiya’s experience while interning at Howard University moved her to continue her post-secondary education and research at the institution. Outside of her high school priorities, she is heavily involved in her community; she is a member of the Maryland State’s Attorney Youth Advisory Council and has volunteered with many local organizations, she spends most of her free time swimming, lifeguarding, listening and playing music, reading, and experimenting with makeup application and hairstyling. Throughout her four years of high school, she has learned to balance her personal and academic life and plans to apply her lessons learned while in college. Inspired by the unprecedented year of 2020, from civil unrest, the ongoing pandemic, to our economic crisis; she plans to use this as motivation in becoming a lawyer focusing primarily on civil rights advocacy.
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