Category Archives: Scholarship Awards

Ryan T. Singh

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Ryan is the son of Balwant & Liloutie Singh, who graduated from Middletown High School not only as the Class of 2018 Salutatorian, but also as a 2018 Secretary of State Scholar and United States Presidential Scholar Nominee. He currently attends the University of Delaware where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering. He is classified as a sophomore given that he acquired a 24 college credits through Delaware State University’s Early Bird Program and dual enrollment with Delaware Technical Community College. Aside from many academic accolades, Ryan has volunteered and gave back to both his American and Caribbean cultural communities, which include organizing a drive and distributing school supplies to orphanages in Guyana. Ryan intends to be able to give back more someday and he is determined in making his dream a reality.

Dominique A. Theodore

2017 Scholarship Recipient

Dominique TheodoreDominique A. Theodore is the daughter of Annite and David Theodore of Haiti. Dominique graduated from St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown, Delaware. During her last year in school she had the opportunity to work as an intern at A.I. DuPont Hospital. Last summer she spent a month with a youth group ministry that benefited the community. She is a freshman, Pre-Nursing Major at Delaware State University, and aspires to be a Physician Assistant. After graduation she would like to go to Haiti and help those in need of medical care. Dominique would also like to thank her mentors and extended family for encouragement and motivation over the years.

Indya Rennie

2017 Scholarship Recipient

Indya RennieIndya Rennie is the eldest daughter of the Honorable Sheldon and Lesley Afeni Rennie. Her parents gave her a strong appreciation for her rich Trinidadian heritage, and taught her to explore other Caribbean cultures. Indya has been traveling internationally from since before her first birthday, and has visited eight Caribbean countries thus far. Her goal is to visit all the Caribbean islands. Indya recently graduated from high school, and is majoring in Government Policy at Liberty University. She is a published author, a speaker, writer, and teacher. Her interests also include music and apologetics. In addition, she enjoys volunteering for organizations that serve disadvantaged populations. She has served at an orphanage in Grenada, taught at a school in Anguilla, and mentors children with Down Syndrome here in Delaware, to name a few. Indya resides with her father, mother, and three siblings in Middletown, Delaware.

Amber Fontenelle

2017 Scholarship Recipient

Amber FontenelleAmber Fontenelle is the daughter of Jacinta and Phillip Fontenelle of St. Lucia, who immigrated to the U.S. where they raised two older siblings (both college graduates). Amber was born in Newark, Delaware and is currently attending Cecil College in Maryland, majoring in Art and Design. She has a passion for animals, art and science. Most of her artwork incorporates animals. As an artist, she wants to use her artwork to share with the world the culture, traditions and beauty of the Caribbean islands; that one cannot see or know about from a resort or hotel. She dreams of the day when her artwork will assist in saving endangered species endemic to the islands. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, writing, drawing and listening to music.


Leanna Bahadur

2017 Scholarship Recipient

Leanna BahadurLeanna Bahadur is the daughter of Nathalia Charlemagne and Ramroop Bahadur. A first generation American of a St. Lucian mother and Trinidadian father, she graduated in the top 25 from Appoquinimink High School in 2017 and is now attending University of Delaware. She is a student in the Nursing Program and aspires to work in the anesthesia department. Thanks to the direction, support, motivation, and prayers from her mother, Nathalia she excelled in school and was an honor roll student since third grade. She has completed over 150 hours of volunteer work at Christiana Hospital and is prepared to take on the challenges of college head on, and hopes to continue to honor her parents.

Shanice Griffith

2008 Scholarship Recipient

Shanice GriffithShanice Griffith is a 2012 graduate of the University of Delaware where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She is also the recipient of a TTCAD Scholarship in 2008. Upon graduation, she began a ten-month service with the AmeriCorps program, Public Allies Delaware. During her term of service, she worked as the CHOICE Coach with Communities in Schools at EastSide Charter School. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention organization. While at EastSide, she developed and piloted an alternative to suspension program. Following her AmeriCorps service, she worked for the State of Delaware’s Division of Family Services. However, her time with the State was brief as she knew where her passion truly lied, within schools! In 2014, Shanice rejoined the Communities In Schools staff at William Penn High School. There she taught life skills, provided supportive guidance and developed meaningful programs for students. When the district decided to expand the program into a high needs middle school, Shanice was selected to be the Site Coordinator. In the past year and a half, the program at McCullough Middle School has grown tremendously! As the Site Coordinator, Shanice provides a number of services to the school community. She manages many programs to ensure that students’ basic needs are met. Also, she works with students one-on- one on educational and career goals. Most importantly, she builds relationships. Shanice has dedicated her career to supporting students on their path towards success. The value of education was instilled in her since childhood so it is only right that Shanice has found a special place to serve within the education system.

Brian Richardson Valmond

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Brian ValmondBrian Richardson Valmond is the son of Rayland Valmond of Dominica and Rose Astrid Francois Valmond of Haiti. He currently attends Wilmington University majoring in Communication. Brian is a 2016 graduate from the historical Howard High School of Technology, where he excelled in both his English and Business courses. He is active in his Church community at West Wilmington Seventh-Day Adventist Church where he is an Assistant Director for their Pathfinder club. Brian has a love for reading and analyzing movies for he wants to become a Journalist or Film Director in his professional career.  The Oscar nominated Film Director Spike Lee and Oscar award winning Actor Denzel Washington are his known influences for his career path. After Wilmington University,  Brian plans on transferring back home to Queens, New York to attend St. John’s University or New York University (NYU) to double major in Journalism and Film. A firm believer in Christ he knows by maintaining his faith and continuing to work hard in his studies, the sky is the limit.

Jasmine Miller

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Jasmine MillerJasmine Miller is the daughter of Marie Miller of Jamaica and Todd Miller Sr. She is a freshman at New York University, double-majoring in psychology and neuroscience on the pre-health track. She is highly involved in theater, piano, writing, and her job as an early childhood assistant teacher. Currently participating in her university’s writing club, Writers Block, she is working toward publishing her short stories. Outside of her hobbies, working with children has influenced her academic path. She chose both of her majors to become a child psychiatrist, hoping to further impact the younger generation individually outside of an educational setting. Jasmine’s hometown is Middletown, Delaware where her mother, father, and brother reside.

Jameela Buchanan

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Jameela BuchananJameela Buchanan is the daughter of Lebert Buchanan from Jamaica and Darlene Buchanan. Jameela graduated from Smyrna High School in May 2016. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minoring in Spanish at Mount Saint Mary’s University. She would also like to go to medical school and become a Sports Medicine Physician. She is involved with many activities at college such as being on the Track and Field team, MCAT Study Group sessions, Health Professions Club, Manos Unidas (volunteer for underprivileged children) and etc. She is a dedicated student and after becoming a Sports Medicine Physician she wants to give back to the Caribbean community in poverty stricken areas.

Juwel Campbell

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Juwel CampbellJuwel Campbell is the son of Garfield Campbell of Jamaica and Arianne Grant.  After graduating from Nativity Preparatory School, Juwel attended high school at Salesianum School, an all-boys Catholic School. He played basketball for all four years with the opportunity of winning the State Championship. While enjoying the basketball team, he was able to also maintain his good grades.  Since graduating Salesianum School, Juwel is now a student at the University of Delaware. He looks forward to enhancing his learning experience in order to further his growth. He is majoring in business in order to be successful in the business field upon graduation. Juwel’s journey is on-going and he is excited and proud of where his path is leading him.