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NHEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Andrea Edwards

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Janiya Walker

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Mackenzie Primer

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Kamili Wiley

2024 SCHOLARSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our distinguished scholars, their dedicated parents, and the supportive members of North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. (NHEW). Your unwavering commitment to excellence and dedication to your goals is truly inspiring. To our scholars, your hard work, leadership, and determination have not only earned you these well-deserved scholarships but have also set a shining example for others to follow. We are immensely proud of your accomplishments and excited to see the remarkable impact you will make in your future endeavors. To our community and supporters, your generous contributions and steadfast encouragement play a pivotal role in the success of our scholarship program. Your belief in the potential of these young minds fuels their drive to excel and achieve their dreams. We are deeply grateful for your continued support, which empowers us to nurture and celebrate the talents within our community. Together, we are creating a legacy of excellence, unity, and empowerment that will resonate for generations to come.

OUR 2024 SCHOLARS

Andrea Edwards recently graduated from Pittsburgh Westinghouse. She plans to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the Fall as a Nursing major. Andrea achieved a 3.6 GPA while working as a cashier at a local eatery and participating in extracurricular activities such as Cheerleading, Superintendent Student Advisory Council, and Pittsburgh Promise Ambassador. Andrea has a keen ability to analyze and make connections between complex concepts effectively and eloquently. It was her dedication, executive leadership skills, and focus that lead to a perfect attendance award and being named to the High Honor Roll.

Mackenzie Primer is a graduate of Pine Richland High School with a 3.5 GPA. She served in numerous leadership positions, including serving as President of the Black Student Union and Vice President of For the Kids. She balanced her education, volunteerism, and work through positions working at an eatery, serving in executive positions in Jack and Jill of Pittsburgh and National Charity League, and volunteering at the Light of Life Rescue Mission. Mackenzie consistently challenges herself evidenced by her award of a National Merit Scholar and her position on Honors Orchestra. She plans to attend Duquesne University and major in Biology on the pre-med track.

Janiya Walker is a graduate of Pittsburgh Obama Academy of International Studies. Her consistent academic excellence is evidenced by her 3.6 GPA and placement in the top one fourth of her class. Janiya has demonstrated her outstanding leadership capabilities consistently throughout her time at Pittsburgh Obama while serving as Captain of the Cheerleading squad and a member of a competitive dance team. She participated in many extra-curricular activities such as African American History Bowl and Delta Gems. Janiya showed her initiative through her volunteerism at Save by Grace Church and as a teacher volunteer at her school. Janiya will be attending Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting HBCU, in the fall and was awarded the Provost’s Scholarship for her academic excellence. Janiya will major in Business Finance with plans to open her own nail school.

 Kamili Wiley is a graduate of Winchester Thurston where she took an interest in the medical field. Her high school transcript evidences a steady progression in course difficulty and rigor, yet she managed to earn just over a 3.5 GPA. She was the consummate student athlete, leading the Black Student Union and serving as captain of the Track and Field team. Kamili was deeply involved and committed to the Winchester Thurston community through service as a Student Ambassador and in other roles. In addition, she has held service industry jobs. She conducted various research projects with UPMC and was selected as a Fund for the Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME) Scholar and a UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy Scholar. Kamili has receivedmultiple awards evidencing her success in academics and leadership and her commitment to service. She accepted a merit scholarship and will attend Claflin University in the Fall. Kamili plans to major in Industrial Engineering.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. annually awards academic scholarships to Black high school students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools and North Hills area school districts, and a college student from La Roche University.

The Norma Jean Ware Duncan and North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. Scholarships are supporting scholars currently enrolled in colleges across the country, and they have impacted many who are recent graduates and young professionals. Our scholarships are funded through annual fundraising events such as the Sparkle and Glitz Scholarship Luncheon.

 

We are additionally grateful for the contributions of Pittsburgh corporations and the generous donations from members and friends of NHEW, Inc.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS 

NORMA JEAN DUNCAN WARE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must meet the below eligibility requirements:

Be a resident of the surrounding -Northern Region of Pittsburgh

Be an African American high school senior 

Attends a North Hills Area public school, charter school, cyber school

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited post secondary institution

Demonstrate academic and community excellence

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 by 5:00 pm

NORTH HILLS EBONY WOMEN, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must meet the below eligibility requirements: ​

Be a resident of the city of Pittsburgh

Be an African American high school senior 

Attend a public school, charter school, cyber school

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited post secondary institution

Demonstrate academic and community excellence

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 by 5:00 pm

NORTH HILLS EBONY WOMEN, INC. SCHOLARSHIP-LA ROCHE UNIVERSITY


Be an African American or Black student
Currently enrolled at La Roche University as a full-time student
Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Demonstrate academic and community excellence

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 by 5:00 pm

Applicants must meet the below eligibility requirements: 

Applications are now available and the deadline (including all supporting documents) is April 1, 2023 by 5:00 pm. 

Have questions or interested in applying, please email us at nhew1979@gmail.com for additional information. 

"The North Hills Ebony Women Scholarship has helped me tremendously in pursing my college career. From the first moment that I met the women of NHEW, they gave advice and poured some of their wisdom into me. Their own accomplishments and success stories alone, are so enlightening for young people."

Zeinah Browne

2020 Scholarship Recipient

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