Past Scholarship Recipients

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Angela Heath Scholarship

Shemayah Clemons

My bio: Shemayah Clemons also known as the ancient artery is an Inglewood native healing enthusiast with a passion for all things regarding wellness. Specializing in holistic living, she works closely with her community—via the platforms she’s developed—to stress the importance of approaching health from a wholeness perspective. Acting as a conduit of vital information that is often overlooked, she focuses on cleansing with ancient herbs, restoring with alkaline foods, and essentially developing practices that can be incorporated into everyday life. 

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Byron + Lolita Scholarship

Eno Oduok

Eno is a first-generation Nigerian American and a Houston native. She is a senior at the University of Houston with a major in public relations and a minor in marketing. She is the communications writer for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute and the digital coordinator for @blackgirlsgraduate. At school, she is the public relations chair for the African Student Union, webmaster chair for the Nigerian Students Association, and a member of PRSSA.

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Dereje Haile Scholarship

Sierra Hill

Sierra Hill is a creative curator and the producer of Media Platform: Creative Process. While growing up in Louisville, KY, she quickly gained an interest in Chicago’s music, culture, and creative scene. Now a Music Business major at Columbia College Chicago, she began Creative Process in March of 2017 with the hopes of making an honest space designed to deliver access to creative culture, study and highlight up and coming artists of color, and provide opportunities for artistic growth in communities that need it. Once she has graduated, Sierra intends to continue expanding the platform through collaborations and partnerships with other Chicago creatives and brands.