Category Archives: Scholarship Awards

Angelique Caldwell

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Angelique CaldwellAngelique Caldwell is the daughter of Claudine Clough from Jamaica and Austin Caldwell.  She is a distinguished student, works very hard towards future goals and aspirations, family oriented, and is a virtuous young lady who is always filled with the spirit of the lord. Angelique has had a fascination with oral health care; she didn’t want to be known as the cliché nurse or surgeon, but wanted to step outside of her caliber and become something different. She plans on continuing her education at Florida Atlantic University as a pre-health major and then going to dental school. Her goal is to one day open up a dental practice in South Florida and practice for a few years before going international. Her first stop will be home sweet home Jamaica, where she plans on building dental clinics, and hiring and training dental professionals to provide dental care for those in need. Angelique has a distinct passion for helping others and anticipates becoming one of the best healthcare professionals of her generation

Fatima Edwards

2015 Scholarship Recipient

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Fatima Edwards is the daughter of Roxann Edwards and Trinidadian Lance Edwards Sr.  She currently attends Delaware State University (DSU) majoring in biology and chemistry. She is classified a second semester freshman because she already had acquired 15 general education credits in high school through the DSU’s early bird program.  She is also a part of the Delaware State University Honors Program. Some of the benefits she acquired post graduating from Polytech High School is that she received her dental assistant certification and knowledge of running a successful business internship.

Fatima is not only rigorously involved in the classroom. She was a Lady Panther girls’ basketball player since her freshman year, and has participated on varsity since her sophomore year, where she was captain. At DSU, she is currently in the process of running for freshman class vice president and in the process of creating her own nonprofit empowerment organization on campus. She also has the wonderful opportunity to be working on a cure for sickle cell disease at DSU in the chemistry laboratories.

Fatima is also a major advocate in her community. Her service includes: the Delta Sigma Theta GEMS program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Kent County Delaware Preventive Coalition, and the Teens in Perspective Youth Group. Fatima, most importantly, is a strong Christian woman who fellowships at Mount Zion AME church in Dover, Delaware. Post graduation, Fatima desires to attend Johns Hopkins Medical School to acquire her doctorate degree. Her long term goal is to become a general pathologist and work at the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jordan Shaw

2015 Scholarship Recipient

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Jordan Elijah Shaw is the son of Trinidadian Alyson Johnson-Shaw, and his American father, Eddie Shaw.  Jordan is a 2015 graduate of Brandywine High School where he was a consistent honor roll student for the duration of his high school career. He is the recipient of the SUNY Oswego Destination Scholarship award and was featured in the 2013 United State Achievement Academy Yearbook for achievements in Science. He was a participant in the World of Money Financial Literacy Program in New York as an attendee and volunteer and has also completed the 2015 Delaware Achievers Academy. Jordan is currently attending the University of Delaware and is pursuing a degree in computer engineering. Professionally, he plans on becoming a computer software engineer with a concentration in mobile applications. He hopes to own his own company that specializes in developing the latest and greatest in mobile technology.

Michael McDougal

2015 Scholarship Recipient

Michael McDougal

Michael , the son of Sarah and Keith McDougal of Guyana, was a 2015 graduate from Brandywine High School. While attending Brandywine he was a four year class officer, four year key club member, F.A.M.E student, and Leadership in Enrichment Arts Program student. Outside of school, he was the varsity lacrosse captain his senior year (obtaining honors of First Team All-Conference) and worked at Chick-Fil-A in the Concord Mall. In his spare time, Michael would volunteer at his neighborhood PAL, where he acted as an after school tutor for the youth of the community. Michael now attends King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he majors in Chemical Engineering. His goals are to stay in the 3+2 Dual Degree program where he completes his first three years at King’s College and obtains his chemistry degree, and then transfers to the University of Notre Dame to complete two more years and obtain his engineering degree.

 

Ashley Jean-Baptiste

2015 Scholarship Recipient

Ashley Jean-Baptiste

Ashley Jean-Baptiste is the daughter of Amos and Suzette Jean-Baptiste, both of Haitian descent. Ashley was born and raised in Sussex County, Delaware.  She graduated from Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, DE, and now attends Delaware State University, where she is majoring in Pre-Nursing. In high school, she was a member of National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA),  and Talent Search. She obtained her Medical Assistant Certificate through SCHS.  Ashley challenged herself by taking honor and AP Courses. She loves GOD and faithfully attends the First Haitian Church of God in Blades, DE.  There, she is the leader of the praise dance ministry and actively participates in the youth and young adult ministry. Ashley aspires to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and her long term goal is to open a facility in Haiti and care for infants and children. Her passion is helping others and working with children, and feels it would be a honor to give back to her home country.

Ashley Lawrence

2015 Scholarship Recipient

Ashley Lawrence
Ashley Lawrence

Ashley Lawrence is the daughter of Marlina Lawrence who is of Jamaican and Cuban descent.  Ashley graduated from the Charter School of Wilmington, and is currently a freshman at the University of Delaware. At Charter, she was very active in her classes and activities; she even took multiple honors and AP courses over the four years such as AP psychology and AP biology. She was the president of YELLSADD (youth eliminating the loss of life, students against destructive decisions), and was a four year member of URM (underrepresented minorities). In college, she is majoring in nursing and plans to minor in human development and family studies.

She is known by everyone as a very outgoing, bubbly person who loves to make new friends and experience all that life has to offer. She also enjoys helping those who are in need, which is why she is a frequent volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.

Ashley is a pediatric cancer survivor and her future has been greatly influenced by that. She plans to be a pediatric registered nurse in an oncology department so that she can take care of kids who are growing up similar to how she did; she wants to make sure that their time in the hospital is not completely a negative memory in their minds.

Marcus E. Delpeche

2013 Scholarship Recipient

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When we first saw Marcus, we just knew he was a basketball player because of his height, strong hands, and athletic physique. We soon learned that Marcus is, indeed, adept in basketball and even had the opportunity to play at the college level. However, Marcus has decided to pursue a degree in Business Management at Bates College in Maine. Marcus has a twin brother who will also be attending Bates College.

Marcus is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Delpeche. His mother is from Jamaica and his father is from Trinidad and Tobago. He attended Wilmington Friends School where he graduated with a GPA of 3.2. In high school, he challenged himself by taking the International Baccalaureate Certificate Program, which requires students to take 3 Higher Level Courses in the fields of History, Biology and English. Marcus did so without sacrificing his regular class work or athletic activities.

Marcus has been described by his teachers as affable, focused, and someone with integrity, remarkable insight, and a positive attitude. These attributes will serve him well as he embarks upon college life and the new challenges it presents.

Curtis J. Davis

2012 Scholarship Recipient

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Curtis J. Davis is the son of Edwin and Carol Ann Davis from Trinidad & Tobago. He graduated from the Delaware Military Academy in June 2012, with a 3.20 GPA.

In high school, Curtis was a well-rounded student in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, receiving many accolades including the distinction of Sea Hawk Cadet. His upbringing and military training have influenced his ambitious character and leadership skills.

After completing his advance training at Fort Gordon in Georgia with the Delaware Army National Guard in computer detection and repair in November, Curtis will enter the University of Delaware pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation from University he will have earned sufficient credits to become a United States Army Officer.

Danielle Delpeche

2011 Scholarship Recipient

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Danielle Delpeche (Dani) is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Delpeche. With her mother from Jamaica and her father from Trinidad and Tobago, Danielle has the opportunity to be exposed to both cultures.

Danielle attended Wilmington Friends High School where she pursued the most rigorous curriculum available – the IB Diploma Program. Her teachers valued her creativity, intelligence, intuitive literary analysis and her analytical abilities. Danielle has been described by her high school director of college guidance as a unique individual, who marches to the beat of her own drum, takes the path less travelled, quirky, creative, and expressive. Other adjective used were brilliant, insightful, and open minded. She has been respected by her peers for her unique and thoughtful perspective.

She has excelled throughout her high school years. She has earned the All-State recognition for her Volleyball abilities and has served as an assistant coach for her club teams. Danielle has also mentored many of her peers at her high school.

She has earned a GPA of 3.57 and is currently attending Swarthmore College where she has continued playing volleyball at the collegiate level, while pursuing a degree in Psychology/Education.

Deborah C. Occident

2013 Scholarship Recipient

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Deborah was born in the United States. She is the daughter of Martin & Darlene Occident from Haiti. She attended Newark High School where she graduated with a 3.8 GPA. Deborah is an accomplished violinist who gave back to her community by tutoring students in playing the violin.

Deborah’s goal is to be a doctor, more specifically, a cardiologist. She also wants to serve in the military. Deborah is attending St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York where she is taking science and liberal arts. Deborah is articulate, disciplined and intellectually mature for her age. One of her high school teachers remarked, “Deborah is a dedicated student and a true scholar.She has a quiet passion that forces people to take notice when she speaks. Her words seem to have a different heft and resonate in a way that is unique for one her age.”

With guidance for her career path, Deborah will become the compassionate physician she so desires to be.