National Fellowship Award Recipients for 2014

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Award

The Rangel Fellowship Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing careers as diplomats. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

 Jonathan Hunn Broadnax


Humanity in Action Fellowship

 The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination and to provide a forum for recognizing, discussing, and addressing some of the most challenging related issues.

Denzel Caldwell


James A. Hefner 2014 HBCU National Piano Competition 1st Place Winner

Jonathan Kofi Vordzorgbe
Dr. Jefferson Ethridge, Faculty Adviser


Luard Morse Scholarship

 The Luard Morse Scholarship offers full tuition (and a modest stipend) for a semester abroad at an English University to one deserving sophomore attending a United Negro College Fund institution (and select others) studying in any field.

 Rami Blair
Dr. Linda Zatlin, Adviser


Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

 The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. The Fellowship supports students through various stages of pursuit for their Ph.D.


Jeremy Ariche
Dr. Willie Rockward, Mentor


Rami Blair
Dr. Linda Zatlin, Mentor

Kerwin Holmes
Dr. Frederick Knight, Mentor


Casey Phanor
Dr. Samuel Livingston, Mentor



Rhodes Scholarship Semi-Finalist

 The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world.

Each year 32 Americans are selected for their outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good, and potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Thavon Davis
Dr. Keith Hollingsworth, Adviser


TRIALS Program

Trials, a partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation, is a rigorous five-week residential summer scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools. 

Willie Hill                   DeMarco Pitre


White House HBCU All-Stars

Sponsored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, this inaugural class of HBCU All-Stars includes 75 undergraduates, graduate and professional students lauded for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership and civic engagement.

David Johnny        Cameron Weathers