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Meet Our

2021 Scholars

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Katlyn Calustro

Katlyn Calustro is a 2021 graduate of Thomas Edison High School.  She will continue her education at George Mason University.  She intends to study Biology/pre-medicine.  She is the 2021 Estelle Gaymon Scholarship Recipient.


Kenneth H. Clark, III

Kenneth H. Clark, III is the 2021 HBCU Scholarship Recipient.  He plans to attend North Carolina A&T University.  He will major in mechanical engineering. Mr. Clark graduated from Forest Park High School.


Gabriel Gallagher

Gabriel Gallagher, a 2021 graduate of Briar Wood High School, is the Kozy Kerchief™ Scholarship Recipient. Mr. Gallagher has enrolled in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

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SaRee Grimes

SaRee Grimes is the Alma Palmer Scholarship Recipient.  She has enrolled in Spelman College and intends to major in Theatre and Performing Arts, with a minor in Business Administration. She’s a graduate of Colgan High School.

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Maria Izzi

Maria Izzi is the 2021 STEM Scholarship Recipient.  She has enrolled in Duke University and intends to study Computer Science.  She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson Science and Technology High School.

Aalieyah Billings

Doctorate Candidate Aalieyah Billings is a rising fourth-year student at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of Missouri—Columbia.

“Despite how arduous some of my days can be, I am dedicated to meeting my goal of becoming a dentist. I am very thankful to be a recipient of The Dr. LaToya Smith Memorial Medical School Scholarship. The additional funding will help to face the challenge of affording the ever-increasing costs of dental school education.  I am empowered by the practical skills I am obtaining from Meharry Medical College and with the financial assistance of this scholarship, I am closer to achieving my dreams. I want to be a resource in providing equitable healthcare to my community and continue as an active leader in advocating for institutional and national policy changes”. 

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