Fannie Barrier Williams Scholarship Program Welcomes Inaugural Cohort

The inaugural cohort of Fannie Barrier Williams scholars were welcomed to campus to participate in a four day bridge program to prepare them for the start of college.

The college’s new Fannie Barrier Williams scholars participated in a four day bridge program led by their coordinator, Jianna Howard, to prepare them to start college on August 29. 

Named in honor of the first black student to graduate from Brockport, the program (a partnership between ESL Federal Credit Union and the College) is intended to support students’ ability to persist to graduation by providing academic, personal, and career support. The program is aimed at enrolling high potential students who demonstrate financial need, with an intentional focus on racial equity. The scholarship is providing four-year scholarships that will supplement state and federal programs and cover out-of-pocket expenses, like room-and-board and books.

Conditions of the scholarship include being a first-time freshman enrolled in a degree program at SUNY Brockport, students must be from the six-county ESL region, which includes Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties, students must have a high school GPA of at least 87, they must be identified as low income with demonstrated unmet financial need and cannot already be receiving a traditional merit/academic scholarship from SUNY Brockport.

This year, 29 students received these awards:

  • Courtney Bostic
  • Tatiana Bovenzi
  • Ava Brayer
  • Orlensy Castillo-Brito
  • Zoe Church
  • Zuri Cotton
  • William Diaz
  • ZoeLane Dooley-James
  • Svetlana Fomicheva
  • Grace Grobe
  • Victoria Hajec
  • Masengesho Irasubiza
  • Jacob Kimbrew
  • Nakayba Moorer
  • Kinia Lawrence
  • Nicholas Liberti
  • Jevanny Lopez
  • Janiyuh Magee
  • Jesiree Mosholder
  • Mohamed Musa
  • Kelcey Newman
  • Mikalina Pellegrino-Scott
  • Samuel Read
  • Wendyliz Rios-Morales
  • Leilah Rosario
  • Aleena Silker
  • Chiara Terranova
  • Iyana Voltaire
  • Madison Webster

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Posted: August 26, 2022