Category Archives: Scholarship Awards

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.

Taylor Extravour

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Taylor is the daughter of Geoffrey & Tammy Extavour, who graduated from Appoquinimink High School and is enrolled at North-eastern University in Boston, majoring in Marine Biology and Political Science. She has benefited from two cultural back-grounds as her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Virginia. Growing up, she fully embraced both her Trinidadian and Southern African-American heritage. One thing both cultures share and has greatly impacted her being is the value of education and hard work. Taylor has been interested in Marine Biology since childhood where she explored the waters of several Caribbean Islands, including Trinidad & Tobago. Upon graduation from university, Taylor intends to continue with marine and environmental research and to advocate for policies to make the world a more sustainable place to live.

Monique McDougal

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Monique is the daughter of Keith & Sarah McDougal, who was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware but her parents hail from Berbice and Beterverwagting, Guyana. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and attends the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Engineering. Throughout high school, Monique has played field hockey, basketball, and participated in clubs such as “Kick Butt Generation” and Girls Empowered. She has also served as Vice President of for all four year of high school as well as participated in the FAME (Forum to Advance Minority in Engineering) and the LEAP (Leadership Enrichment Arts Program) program. Her hobbies include singing and praise dancing for her church. Monique has visited Guyana every summer until about the age of twelve. In Guyana, she would observe homeless people on the street living in squalid conditions. Seeing these conditions inspired her to become an environmental engineer in hopes of making living conditions better for people, not only in Guyana, but around the world.

Kevin White

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Kevin is the son of Julian & Karen White of Haitian descent. He is a freshman at Villanova University with a double major in Finance and Business Analytics and was named a St. Thomas of Villanova Scholar (STOVS). He graduated from Newark Charter High School with a cumulative GPA of 4.5. Among his many accolades, Kevin was an inaugural NCHS Student Ambassador, Treasurer of the NCS Chapter of the National Honor Society, a 3-time national qualifier in Business Professionals of America, a 3-time captain of the varsity basketball team, and a 2018 True Patriot Award winner.

Piper-Simone Casey

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Piper-Simone is the daughter of Patrick Casey & Paula Casey. Like her mother, a native Delawarean, Piper-Simone was born and raised in Dover, Delaware. Her father was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and currently works in the Caesar Rodney School District where Piper –Simone graduated from high school, and became a member of the National Honor Society, played tennis, and won two state titles in doubles. She is a freshman at Spelman College, studying Political Science on the Pre-Law track. Her hobbies include reading, sleeping, and eating.