“I’ve never been so proud of myself,” said Ngan Kim Nguyn, a junior studying marketing at Claflin University. “I’m inspired to perform better, to do more.”
Along with Nguyn, seven other HBCU students received ETS’s annual Presidential Scholarship for HBCU Students, during a recently held ceremony on the ETS campus. The scholarship covers tuition costs for one academic year.
These outstanding students are rising juniors and seniors at HBCUs who have a record of academic excellence, are leaders on their campuses, and must have been recommended by the president of their respective college or university.
This year’s recipients are future leaders in a wide range of professions; including the law, economics, business and medical science.
Like Nguyn, Barney Mutumha, a senior accounting major at Huston-Tillotson University, is looking to do more. Mutumha will soon be working at Ernst & Young and hopes to help economies grow, especially in developing countries.
“It is our hope that these scholarships have helped and will continue to help some our nation’s brightest young scholars realize their dream of earning a college degree,” said Lenora Green, executive director of ETS’s Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy.
Green and her team’s work at ETS focuses on advocacy and philanthropy helping expand educational opportunities for disadvantaged and underserved groups.
ETS is honored to assist these outstanding students and we look forward to witnessing the mark each one of them will make in the world.