Congratulations 2020 College Scholarship Awardees

Jun 1, 2020 11:47:25 AM

At HUECU, we’re committed to helping students reach their financial and academic goals. That’s why we award $1,000 scholarships to students starting their first year of college. High school seniors enrolling in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2020-2021 academic year were eligible to apply.

In the program’s fourth year, the all-volunteer Scholarship Review Committee reviewed a record number of applications from students across the country. Like our applicants, the committee volunteers represent a diverse group of individuals from our own HUECU community. We would like to thank all of our Scholarship Review Committee members for their time and advocacy on the behalf of these talented students.

2020 Scholarship Program awardees:

Ryan Brady


Ryan Brady of Shaker Heights, OH
Ryan is hoping to study Government and Public Policy on the Pre-Law track. She is the founder of Hippkids, a 501(c)3, that’s goal is to connect hearing impaired teens worldwide.
Gilchrist Imboywa


Gilchrist Imboywa of Belmont, MA
Gill will be studying Biology on the Pre-Med track at Colby College. Gill started The Humble Podcasting Network which is available worldwide on 6 different platforms.
Sanaa Sanderson


Sanaa Sanderson of Washington DC
Sanaa is interested in pursuing a degree in Biochemistry or Biology with a minor in Theatre at Spelman College. She has studied classical piano for most of her life and sits on the Student Advisory Committee for the DC Board of Education.
Melia Vega


Melia Vega of Georgetown, MA
Melia hopes to one day combine her interest in science and international development to solve some of our world’s biggest problems.

 What information is used to determine who receives a scholarship?

  • Our scholarships are for high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate, accredited U.S. college degree program during the following academic year and the applicant and/or their parent/guardian must be a HUECU member in good standing.
  • Applicants are asked to detail their Community service, extracurricular activities, unpaid internships, and employment background.
  • Applicants also provide information on their college applications, admission status, and decisions.
  • Their most recent transcript is reviewed, as well.
  • The essay portion asks the student to describe a person or event that has had a profound impact on their life.
  • Identifying information, such as name, gender, and address, is removed from every application prior to the review and selection process.

HUECU would like to congratulate all of our applicants for their achievements and resiliency through their senior year! We wish them all the best of luck as they begin their college journey this fall!

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