New Promise Scholars

Hannah “Mia” Bostic plans to defer her admission to the University of Virginia for a year, where she plans to pursue an MBA.  Her dream is to start her own outdoor adventure company.

Inigo Drake will attend the California Institute of the Arts, where he will focus on his passion–performing.  He has won a number of awards for acting, and plans to pursue a career

Aleena Haidari will attend PVCC.  She plans to transfer to U.Va. and later attend U.Va. Law School with a goal of eventually becoming an international human rights attorney.

Waheda Haidari will attend PVCC, and plans to transfer to a four-year university after her first two years.  Her goal is to become a doctor.

Nadiya Khaydari will attend JMU.  She has not yet chosen a major, but knows her passion is reaching out and helping people.

Fatima Lopez will attend VCU.  She plans to turn her love for mentoring and working with children and teens into a career in elementary education.

Abdifatah “Abibi” Osman will be a sophomore at Lynchburg College, where he plays soccer and plans to major in sports management.

Maria Isabel “Izzy” Serrano Gonzalez will attend Virginia Tech.  She plans to major in architecture and interior design.

Dyshe Smith will attend Howard University.  Her goal is to become an obstetrical nurse.

Anna Tran will attend Radford University.  Anna’s goal is to become a registered nurse, and she has already taken CNA courses through CATEC to prepare for her future career.

Renewing Promise Scholars

Gaetan Banawoe – University of Virginia

Grace Bostic – Guilford College

Jordan Burnley – Virginia Commonwealth University

Tariq Carrington – University of Virginia

Alisse Collick – Virginia Commonwealth University

Kunga Deyang – James Madison University

Paul Fry – Radford University

Valeria Gutierrez-Cruz – Piedmont Virginia Community College

Jasmine Hayes – George Mason University

Justice Howard – University of Virginia

Tateionus Jasper – Virginia State University

Eanna Langston – Old Dominion University

Dil Magar – Virginia Tech

Kibiriti Majuto – Piedmont Virginia Community College

Alan Mendoza – Virginia Tech

Lakiera Mills – Virginia Commonwealth University

Janaya Mott – Lynchburg College

Wendell Santiago – Piedmont Virginia Community College

Alexis Taylor – Virginia Commonwealth University

Daeja Wade – Virginia Commonwealth University

Taya Williams – Radford University

Promise Scholars Graduating this Year

Rajia Arbab – Georgetown University

Amanda Downing – University of Virginia

Wade Kammauff – University of Virginia

Patience Kilel – Old Dominion University

Courtney Mills – Old Dominion University