2020 @HBCUALUM Scholarship Winners

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2020 @HBCUALUM Scholarship Winners

The HBCU Alum Scholarship Committee is proud to announce its 2020 Collegiate Book Scholarship Winners. Five highly qualified and well deserving individuals have been selected as recipients: Amaya Davis, Bria Coppin, Jalen Williamson, Lillian Carr and Nia Burton.

  • Amaya is a graduating senior from Chicago, IL and currently holds a 3.92 GPA. She is a member of National Honor Society, a Student Election Judge and two-time medal winner of school-wide Science Fair. She plans to study Chemistry at Florida A&M University this fall.
  • Bria is a graduating senior from West Palm Beach, FL where she currently holds a 3.62 GPA. She is Senior Class President of Student Council, Spanish Honor Society President and Vice President of Math Honor Society. She plans to attend Spelman College and major in Psychology.
  • Jalen is graduating senior from Danville, VA and currently holds a 3.3 grade point average. He is Captain of Varsity Football Team, member of National Honor Society and Green Club Vice President. He plans to study Engineering this fall at Virginia Union University.
  • Lillian is graduating senior from Clarksburg, MD and holds a 3.91 GPA. She is a Student Government Representative, Maryland Youth & Government Senator and President of her Class Council. She plans to enroll this fall at Hampton University to study Strategic Communication.
  • Nia is also a graduating senior at Dreher High in Columbia, SC and holds a 4.8 GPA. She is actively involved in Urban League Young & Gifted, Captain of Swim Team and a Richland District One Academics Allstar. This fall, she plans to study Biology at North Carolina A&T State University.


All candidate applications were evaluated on scholastic achievement, school / community involvement, and performance on a written essay based on the following topic: “The Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century.”

Graduates of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School and Tennessee State University, Terrence Caldwell and Alex Shuler established their initial HBCU Book Scholarship in 2009. Its goal is to help encourage talented high school students to consider HBCU’s as a viable choice for higher education.

The HBCU Alum Scholarship Committee congratulates these talented students, and would like to send a special thank you to Robert Jobe & Guidance Whiskey for assistance sponsoring one of this year's recipients. 

2021 Scholarship Application: HERE