Category Archives: Scholarship Awards

Mallan Myrie Jr.

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Mallan Myrie is the son of Carole Morris and Mallan Myrie Sr., both of Jamaican descent. He graduated from Concord High School where he played varsity football and was captain of the lacrosse Junior Varsity team.

Mallan was head host of Concord High School’s Radio Station and a participant in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program. Mallan was an active member of the Walnut Street YMCA’s Black Achievers Program and served as a Lobbyist for the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program. For four years, Mallan performed with the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware which provided him with professional musical training as well as leadership development skills.

Mallan attends Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts pursuing a major in Marketing and a minor in Civic Leadership and Politics. He has a professional interest in ultimately becoming the next successful business mogul in advertising which will utilize his passion for Marketing and Communications. Mallan would then like to enter politics and become a Delaware State Senator.

Robert Shand

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Robert Shand is the son of Eden Shand and Mary Schorse. Currently, he is a freshman at the University of New Haven, majoring in Music and Sound Recording. He is in the Honors Program and the Marching Band at the university. Robert was also accepted into the 4+1 program and intends to complete his studies at New Haven with an undergraduate degree and an MBA.

Robert moved to Newark, Delaware, from Trinidad when he was six years old and attended schools in the Christina and Red Clay School Districts.

Robert plays multiple instruments, including the steelpan, piano, guitar, trombone and baritone. He is a proud graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Through the Honors program at the University of New Haven, Robert intends to research the cathartic potential of music therapy as he believes music is healing, uniting and uplifting.

Anabell Arias Rosario

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Anabell Arias Rosario is the daughter of Rafael Arias and Fabia Rosario Caraballo. She was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to the United States at the age of 12. She graduated from Milford High School, where she joined the National Honor Society and participated in community service projects.

Currently, Anabell is attending Delaware Technical Community College where she is majoring in Human Services. She is passionate about helping people. She believes that society should unite and uplift those who are trying to succeed in life. Anabell is keen to the fact that there are underprivileged people who are going through tough situations every day and do not have access to resources or support systems.

Anabell has a desire to specialize in helping those people by providing hope of better days and new beginnings. Her goal is to develop her communication skills in the English language, and make an impact in the Human Services field. In her spare time, Anabell likes to make new friends, explore new places and environments.

Goodwin K. Cobb, V.

2020 Scholarship Recipient

Goodwin K. Cobb, V, is the son of Goodwin K. Cobb, IV, and Maria D’Aguiar Cobb of Guyanese descent. He is a freshman at the University of Delaware with a major in Mechanical Engineering and is a Grand Challenges Scholar.

Goodwin is a certified lifeguard and lacrosse referee. He graduated from Newark Charter High School with a 3.85 GPA. Among his many accolades, Goodwin initiated a new chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and was an Ambassador for the Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens with Intellectual disabilities.

Goodwin was captain of the wrestling, lacrosse and swimming teams, and earned 15 varsity letters. He was a Delaware History Day State Champion, receiving first place for his Cuban Missile Crisis video. Goodwin was a band officer president, a trombone player in concert and marching bands, a multicultural club member, and members of the National Honors Society and National Spanish Honors Society.

Dominique Dickenson

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Dominique is the youngest daughter of Monique and Terrence Dickenson of Aruba and St. Thomas. As a child, her parents taught her the importance of family and spending time together. Dominique is an accomplished athlete and leader in her church. She competed on the international stage as a Gymnast for more than 10 years. She recently graduated from Mot Charter High School, where she excelled and challenged herself by taking AP and honor’s courses. Currently, Dominique is attending college at Southern Connecticut State University where she is a part of the Honors program, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and Biology and hopes to become a Sports Physician. Dominique has grown more and more interested in diversity and inclusion, and the lack thereof. At college she hopes to be a part of organizations that celebrate Caribbean heritage to learn more about her culture and ethnicity. In the future, Dominique plans to create her own organization that will focus on providing aid and relief to countries in the Caribbean. Though this is very ambitious, Dominique believes that with the help of God and the right support system she will be able to accomplish these goals.

Annaya Osinuga

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Annaya is the daughter of Ayanna and Akinola Osinuga, Trinidadian and Nigerian immigrants respectively. Annaya is a recent graduate of Middletown High School and a current Bio/Chemistry major at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. She wishes to pursue a doctoral degree  at Howard University College of Medicine. Throughout high school, Annaya has excelled and enjoyed the sciences as well as being involved in all that her school had to offer, including Marching Band and Cheerleading. In addition to being involved in her school work and activities, Annaya was also heavily involved in community service. Through her high school’s Chapter of the National Honor Society, Annaya was able to gain connections with the town of Odessa, DE and volunteered with them. She also volunteered at the MOT Senior Center. Annaya’s love of community service is what sparked her interest in medicine; she realized that helping people is what she wants to do for the rest of her life

Mya Burrell

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Mya is a freshman at George Washington University (“GWU”) and a recent graduate of Appoquinimink High School. She is doing a double major in International Affairs and Political Science with a Pre-Law track. Mya is a Jamaican-born immigrant, who has completed most of her secondary education here in the United States. She hopes to further her knowledge on international politics and law through extending her academic career at GWU by going on to its Law School. With this knowledge, Mya’s goal is to work as a Foreign Service Officer for the United Nations or to run for the position of the Prime Minister of Jamaica! Mya has always been interested in international relations and her immigrant background has made her interest even stronger. She is dedicated to her passion for international politics and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her academically and career wise.

Savio Stuart

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Savio was born in Nassau, Bahamas to parents Lovell McKinney and Sheryl Whylly. He lived in the Bahamas for the first 14 years of his life. This is where he found his passion for music and performance. He played in Marching Bands and various cultural, musical groups. At 15, Savio moved to Wilmington, Delaware and began high school at Freire Charter School. During his 4 years at Freire, Savio obtained high academic achievements by making honor roll. He has also been a member of many clubs and participated in various boards at school. He graduated from Freire receiving the highest award for academic excellence. He was also the first and only recipient of the Freire Founder’s Scholarship. Savio is now a freshman at the University of Delaware majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Politics.

Dalianny Corporan

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Dalianny is the daughter of Daly Corporan and Matilde Sanchez. She is a first-generation Dominican immigrant who came to the United States at two years old. She lived in New York for a few years and later moved to Sussex County, Delaware. She has recently graduated from Sussex Technical High School and is currently attending Delaware Technical Community College studying Communications. Dalianny, aspires to be a Professional Screenwriter in the Film industry. The essay Gina wrote for her TTCAD application, “Girl I’m Going to the City!” highlights where she wants to be in life walking the streets of New York embracing her true self and shedding light on the untold stories of the Caribbean.

Gina Extravour

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Gina is the daughter of Geoffrey Extavour, Trinidadian and Tammy Extavour from Virginia, USA. She graduated from Appoquinimink High School and currently attends the University of Southern California, pursuing a major in Creative Writing and Journalism with a minor in Fine Arts. In high school, Gina led a colorful academic and social life. By the time she was a senior, Gina had 4 years of Color Guard and Marching Band under her belt. She was also an active member of both the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. Gina served as the Vice President of Appoquinimink High’s International Club. She first discovered her love for writing in elementary school when she began writing vivacious short stories. Throughout her young adulthood, Gina has continued to write short stories, poems, and novellas. She aspires to one day become a published author to shed light on the unique and untold stories of the Caribbean- American experience.