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Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Sisters of Nia is honored to award scholarships to girls graduating high school in the Greater Sacramento area. We are proud to provide financial support to girls starting their college careers in support of their future goals. One scholarship is reserved for a Sisters of Nia alumnae and the others are open to any girl living in Sacramento County. To be eligible for consideration, completed applications must be received by the Sisters of Nia Scholarship Committee by the application deadline. Applications are only accepted electronically. The 2021 Scholarship application will be available April 1.

Alana Smith

Woman on Fire Scholarship Award Recipient

Attending Howard University Majoring in Television & Film

"The skills I acquire from my TV/Film degree will help me to impact the world through art; this includes acting, screenwriting, producing, and directing my own work. I hope to join the ranks of other talented individuals within the entertainment industry, telling stories and increasing black representation through my platform as an LA-based filmmaker. I plan to develop my own production company, which will allow me to produce content that serves to advocate for the undeserved and to promote tolerance throughout the world. I will also be able to provide internships to those interested in film-making and give back to my community."

Ayanna Boateng 

Woman on Fire Scholarship Award Recipient

Attending Tulane University Major: Undecided, Interested in Educational Studies and Criminal Justice

"In America, being a student of color with a low economic status negatively 

impacts the number of opportunities and resources you receive leading to a large achievement gap. My career goal is to ensure funds are being equitably distributed to low-income schools with a predominantly student of color population to ensure students are receiving an adequate amount of resources and academic opportunities. My career choice will benefit the community because it will help students of color receive academically rigorous curriculum, preparation resources, higher-quality teachers, and a higher variety or courses to take."

Syrai Harris

 

Sisters of Nia-Sample Family Scholarship Award Recipient

Attending UC Santa Cruz Double Majoring in Business Management Economics and Linguistics

"I envision creating a chain of grocery stores in communities of color that experience food deserts. My goal is to give people access to nutritious foods regardless of their zip code."

Mikayla Ray

Returning  to College Scholarship Recipient

Attending Sacramento City College

Majoring in Communications

"As an African American woman, I plan on using my platform to inspire 

members of my community to look outside of their immediate circle and plan/set goals that will lead to major accomplishments."

Chianne Carrier

 

Sisters of Nia-Sample Family Scholarship Award Recipient

Attending UC Riverside Double Majoring in Creative Writing and Communications/Minoring in Business

"I want to change the world through words because I have always had a connection to literature and education. After college I want to be a full time poet and start a nonprofit organization which will help youth heal through art. I want to provide a free art center that focuses on helping marginalized youth."

Sisters Of Nia

If you would like more information on Sisters of Nia, we encourage you to send us a message. Responses will be made within 48 hours.

9630 Bruceville Rd., Ste. 106 – 318
Elk Grove, Ca 95757
(707) 469-3642

ssmith@sistersofnia.org

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