Scholarships and Donors

Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund

Today more than ever before, students of all backgrounds rely on those who came before them to help make their dreams come true. The cost to receive one of the finest educations in the country does not come easy. At over $55,000 annually, 80% percent of our students receive financial aid packages, with 43% of them on scholarship, either need-based or merit. The reality is that many of our black scholars are forced to drop out of college, often in their junior or senior year because they are unable to afford tuition and fees. 

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund will help to prevent this and enable these young people to complete their education, establish careers and thereby, make meaningful contributions to communities across the nation. Thank you for making a gift to the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund!

The Black Alumni Society partners with the Woodson Williams Marshall Association (WWMA) in fundraising efforts for the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund. The WWMA is a group of University of Miami administrators and faculty that develops strategies for the recruitment and retention of black administrators and faculty. Members also serve as resources for black students.

Each spring, the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships to rising black seniors who have maintained a strong GPA and demonstrated leadership abilities and involvement in extracurricular activities at the University. The UMBAS and WWMA have raised more than $60,000 over the past three years for the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund.

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Continue the Legacy

The University of Miami Office of Annual Giving is pleased to recognize all of the alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have helped to award deserving black students with financial aid that enables them to complete their education at one of the top private research universities in the country. Gifts to the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Fund ensure that the legacy of black students and alumni at the University continues to grow.

2016 Donor Honor Roll:

Mary Aaron-Isaac, E.D.D. '91
Ligia Aldana, Ph.D. '03
Asgar Ali, B.B.A. '05
Rasheed Ali, B.B.A. '09
Akua Amaning, A.B. '11
Faye Ashby, B.B.A. '93, M.B.A. '95
Rebecca Babier, B.S.B.E. '06, B.S.E.E. '06
Jasmine Baldwin, M.R.E.D.U. '13
Adrienne Benavides, B.B.A. '05
BP Foundation, Inc.
Stephanie Brinkley, B.S.C. '05
Jenny Bullard, B.S.N. '05
Beatrice Cannon, A.B. '07
Marlene Carmona, B.S. '87, M.S.P.T. '90
Cecily Chambliss, B.S.C. '05
Jordan Cobbs, A.B. '14
Cherison Cuffy, B.S. '02
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Nasha Dixon, B.B.A. '98
Wendy-Ann Dixon-DuBois, A.B. '06
Darryl Drenon
Margaret Drenon
Samuel Evans, B.B.A. '96
Boris Foster, J.D. '92, M.B.A. '93
Sharon Gardener, A.B. '93
Dennis Golbourne, B.B.A. '98
Kysha Harriell, M.S.Ed. '99, M.S.Ed. '01, Ph.D. '10
Astin Hayes, B.S.C. '06
Carmel Henry, A.B. '11
Marilyn Holloman, C.N.P. '80
Shelia Holmes
Vickie Horn, B.S. '82
Cathy Jackson, B.B.A. '79
Sandra Jackson, B.B.A. '86
Phalande Jean, B.S.C. '15

Jason Jeffery, A.B. '02
Marie Jeoboam, B.S. '00
Arlene Johnson, B.G.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '06
Christine Johnson, B.Ed. '78
John King, B.S. '78
Kate Lake
Willie Logan, B.B.A. '78, M.B.A. '97
Jadine Louissaint, B.S.N. '05
Gwendolyn Love, B.S.N. '85
Lisa Marion, B.B.A. '82
Erica Martin, A.B. '10
Nora Matelis, A.B. '75
Johonna McCray, B.S.Ed. '85
Karla McPherson, B.Arch. '98
Morgan Stanley & Company, Inc.
Reuben Morris, B.S. '73
Marini Myers, A.B. '13
Deborah Nixon, A.B. '80, M.S.Ed. '03
Troy Odom
Olufunmilayo Olanipekun, B.S. '02
Jeffrey O'Neale, B.B.A. '01
Iris Outlaw
Deborah Paris
Anna Price, Ph.D. '87
Ekaete Roberts, B.S.N. '94
Nyasha Seale, B.S.C.E. '00, B.S.A.E. '00
Casey Simpkins, M.S. '04, M.B.A. '04
Keisha Staples, B.H.S. '07, D.P.T. '10
Cristiane Takita, M.B.A. '14
Bridgette Taylor, B.G.S.C. '08
Carolyn Thompson, B.C.S. '83, B.C.S. '83
Stanley Thornton, B.S.I.E. '81
United Way of Miami Dade County, Inc.
Alice Vilma, B.B.A. '99
Howard Wade, D.A. '90