83% of students in the Class of 2020 at Providence Day School were offered merit scholarships or academic honors with a combined earned scholarship amount of approximately $16,400,000. Of those, Jada Carter, Kaila Dawkins, and Robert Veres earned full academic scholarships at Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T, and Georgia Tech respectively. Carter was offered a total of nearly $1 million from the colleges that accepted her. Charlie Rosbrook earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Jada Carter received the George W. Gore Award merit scholarship for U.S. high school graduates. It is named after the fifth University President, Dr. George Gore, Jr. Prior to his presidency, Dr. Gore served as president of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial College (currently, Tennessee State University-TSU). While serving as dean, Dr. Gore established the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society in 1937. He believed in high ideas and scholastic achievements. In 1950, he became president of Florida A&M University. Under his presidency, Florida A&M College was elevated to Florida A&M University. This elevation brought about a restructuring and expansion of academic programs to include professional and graduate degrees. This expansion included the new Schools of Pharmacy, Law, and Graduate Studies. Recipients of this scholarship exhibit high ideas and scholastic achievements. Read more about Carter here.
Kaila Dawkins has been awarded the Cheatham-White Scholarship at North Carolina A&T State University. The scholarship, which is awarded to top scholars, is a fully-funded four-year award that covers the costs of tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop computer, supplies, travel and personal expenses. A complete award designed to recognize academic achievement and potential at the highest levels, the Cheatham-White scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities, including international travel and study.
Dawkins plans to major in Industrial & Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University this fall. During her high school career, she led the Black Student Union, worked with the Student Diversity Council, and played an integral role in ensuring that all affinity groups are represented. Dawkins believes inspiring children to achieve greatness is an amazing gift, and since Middle School, she has enjoyed volunteering with Freedom School scholars to support the love of reading and help close the summer learning gap. She is passionate about making an impact by educating young people, specifically those who have been historically underrepresented, about STEM fields and the incredible opportunities to drive change in their own communities, the United States, and around the world. Her ultimate professional goal is to pursue an MBA or MSIE and a career in the film, technology, or apparel industries.
Charlie Rosbrook will attend the U.S. Military Academy – West Point. This highly competitive military academy has a nine percent acceptance rate. Students are focused and work hard without exception. In return for a stellar education and training, West Point is fully funded. Students receive free tuition in addition to a stipend of about $10,000 a year. After their years of military service, many graduates go on to successful careers in politics and business. Graduates must serve at least five years of active duty and three years in the reserves. Read more from Rosbrook here.
Robert Veres will participate in the Stamps President's Scholars Program, Georgia Tech's premier merit-based scholarship. Recipients are selected from the top applicants for admission to Georgia Tech based on demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, progress, and service as described on the Stamps President's Scholars Program web page. Each year, 40 incoming first-year students receive the Stamps President's Scholarship, which is renewable for up to four academic years or eight semesters, contingent upon honors-level performance and continued leadership development as evidenced by involvement in program, campus, and community activities.