41st Annual Scholarship and Awards Recognition
Join us and several hundred community members virtually or in-person on Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2020, for a wonderful event celebrating students who demonstrated academic excellence and recognizing community leaders who have made a significant impact in serving others. The Women's League for Minority Education's 41st Annual Virtual Scholarship and Awards Recognition Event will begin in-person at 5:00 p.m. and virtually at 6:00 p.m., July 16, 2022. To view this event, please join us at https://www.hdezwebcast.com/show/womens-league-for-minority-education at the scheduled time, 6:00 p.m. or several minutes before. Note: Prior to our 41st Annual Virtual Scholarship and Awards Recognition Event, this link will take you to one of our partner's sites. Please use the link 10-15 minutes before the start of our virtual event. For additional information about the Women's League for Minority Education, visit our website at www.WLFME.org.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Recipients will be announced at a later date.
Our honorees this year are women making a positive, significant impact in the lives of others living in Chester County
Dr. Brenda Allen, President of Lincoln University, receives the Educational Impact Award for her visionary leadership of Lincoln University, the first degree granting HBCU
Vanessa Briggs, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for Health Equity, receives the Community Health Impact Award, for utilizing her leadership expertise to address systemic social problems, and achieve social change to facilitate a beloved, healthy Coatesville area community.
Lillian I DeBaptiste, receives the Civic Service Impact Award for breaking the glass cleaning and serving as the first African American female Mayor of West Chester Pennsylvania.
Fredda Maddox receives the Law Enforcement Impact Award for adding diversity to the leadership ranks of law enforcement by being the first African American female to lead the Chester county Sheriff Office.
Dr. Brandon Harrison-Smith receives the Educational Achievement Award for obtaining his doctorate in Biomedical engineering, which is the highest degree in his field of study.
Nancy Serafin Lopez
Johnna Garber received the Ella Dixon Memorial Scholarship. She was a 2019 West Chester East High School graduate in the West Chester Area School District.
Johnna was a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.105 GPA. She is a sophomore at the University of Delaware majoring in nursing.
Nancy Serafin Lopez received the Sean White Memorial Scholarship. She was a West Chester East High School graduate in the West Chester Area School District.
Nancy participated in the Allied Health Program and was a member of the National Honor Society and received Magna Cum Laude Distinction on the National Latin I Exam. Her passion is medicine, and she planned to attend Delaware County Community College then transfer to Thomas Jefferson University to major in Nursing.
Maya Moktan received the Inez E. DeBaptiste Memorial Scholarship. She was a 2019 East High School graduate in the West Chester Area School District.
Maya ranked sixth in her class of 309, had a 4.94 GPA, and served as Vice President of the National Honor Society. Maya is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Kiana Brown received the Margo Robinson Memorial Book Award. Kiana was a 2019 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School. Passionate about medicine and following in her mother's footsteps, Kiana is matriculating at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and majoring in nursing. Kiana will continue the excellence in nursing care she has seen her mother display throughout her life.
Quintina Young received the Pearl Hick Memorial Book Award. As a 2019 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School with a 3.3 GPA, Quintina attends Johnson and Wales majoring in Fashion Design with a minor in Accounting.
Amanda Smith received the James Simmons, III, Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2019 graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School attending Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.