The College of William & Mary
Dylan Abrokwa-Jassor is a sophomore Government & Business Analytics double major at the College of William & Mary. He is a William & Mary Scholar, a prestigious award presented each year to a small group of academically distinguished students. He works on visa acquisition cases at the William & Mary Immigration Clinic. His family’s experiences navigating the U.S. immigration system helped shape his career goals of being an immigration lawyer. He also gains experience in the legal arena by participating in Mock Trial competitions. Dylan and his family are natives of Ghana but he has called Fairfax, VA home since childhood. In addition to his high academic achievement, Dylan has earned national recognition as a violinist.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Derek Brown is a Kenan Scholar, an award given to only 25 UNC students for their superb scholarship and genuine interest in putting the private sector to work for the public good. He double-majors in Business Administration and Public Policy and minors in Urban Planning. Derek shares that his Christian faith compels him to pursue a career in business as a means to drive social impact for communities in need. He currently volunteers for an organization that uses proceeds from concession stands to support local service organizations. Derek spent most of his childhood in Garner Valley, PA.
University of Buffalo
Jeremiah Chapman attends the University of Buffalo as a Presidential Scholar, the prestigious award presented to the most talented students entering the university each year. He is also a Jackie Robinson Scholar. As a testament to his high academic achievement, he has served as a teaching assistant for an Evolutionary Biology and Cell Biology lab course as a sophomore.
Jeremiah is passionate about children and medicine, which is why he aspires to become a pediatric surgeon. He is majoring in Biochemistry. Attending college in his hometown enables him to stay involved in his community by coaching basketball at his church and volunteering with local organizations, for which he has been recognized for his service.
Mar’Quon Frederick is a sophomore Government major at Cornell University. He serves as the political action chair of the Black Student Union and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He has a strong interest in criminal justice reform and plans to pursue public office to dismantle systems that contribute to mass incarceration and inequality. His hometown is Chester, VA.
Archie Rook attends Colgate University, where he double-majors in International Relations and Spanish. He is a scholar in the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Colgate which recognizes students for high academic achievements in the face of adversity. Archie promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion through his involvement with Colgate’s Student Government Association. He has career aspirations in foreign policy and international affairs. His neighborhood in which he grew up is purported to be the most diverse neighborhood in the country. Mountain View is a section of Anchorage, AK.
University of Georgia
Brad Wedzi is a Presidential Scholar at the University of Georgia. He majors in Economics and minors in International Affairs. He is a leader in several clubs and organizations, including serving as the social chair of the Black Male Leadership Society. He is also a Student Ambassador for the School of Public and International Affairs. He hopes to pursue a career in community development. Lawrenceville, GA is his hometown.