New Scholarship Recipients

Shaniece Bradford wants to study criminal justice in college. Her goal is to become an FBI agent. While in high school, she has been a clerk at the Goodwill store in Charlottesville, working 20 hours a week while maintaining a strong grade point average. Shaniece is a motivated, engaged student who also is a member of the sideline cheerleading squad. She will attend Virginia State University.


James Dowell plans to study marketing in college. He wants to use that degree to come back to work at the John Paul Jones Arena where he currently works with the street team marketing department. James will be the first member of his family to attend college and his high school counselor says he has what it takes to make his dream come true. He will attend Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary.


Champrea Frye plans to study nursing. Her goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Champrea has participated in many extracurricular activities at Charlottesville High School, including the National Honor Society and the National Society of Black Engineers. She also is very active in the youth program at Zion Union Baptist Church. In the fall, Champrea will begin her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Richard Washington plans to study music education, sharing the passion for music he has had since a young child. He would like to become a high school band director and teacher. Richard has been an integral part of the award-winning CHS Marching Knights and the school’s wind ensemble. He is praised for his leadership and academic skills. Richard will attend Old Dominion University.


Valerie Washington plans to major in economics and international education. With that knowledge, she anticipates working in Washington, D.C., or helping the less fortunate overseas. Since her freshman year, Valerie has opted for the most challenging courses. She is particularly interested in closing the achievement gap and ensuring success for all students. Christopher Newport College is her choice.


Christopher Yates plans to study criminal justice and fire science along with theology, combining his interests in helping people on multiple levels. Christopher has overcome many obstacles to become an involved, motivated student. He has worked at Giant Foods since 2006 and is a volunteer fire fighter with the Charlottesville Fire Department. Chris is attending Piedmont Virginia Community College.


Renewing Promise Scholars

Cory Blackwell – Norfolk State University
Kyra Brock – Johnson and Wales University
Celica Cowan – Piedmont Virginia Community College
Asia Crawford – Ferrum College
Aaron Hill – Piedmont Virginia Community College
Tara Ingram – Mary Baldwin College
Erica Jackson – Virginia Commonwealth University
Nicole Kenney – Piedmont Virginia Community College
Meetra Najrabi – James Madison University
Nicole Pace – Piedmont Virginia Community College
Stephanie Patterson – Piedmont Virginia Community College
Edem Tetteh – Piedmont Virginia Community College

Promise Scholars Graduating this Year

Yarden Batson – George Mason University
Christopher Covington – Virginia Tech
Corinne Durrette – Temple University
Luke Neer – University of Virginia