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Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship

Our Angela Pauling Scholars

Congratulations to the 2023 Recipients of the

Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship!!

Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. is excited to announce the recipients of our 11th Annual Scholarship! 

Thanks to our generous donors this is our first year issuing 5 scholarship awards!!

 We look forward to the continued expansion of our scholarship program. 

We thank you for your contributions and investment into our Scholars' success!

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Mr. Curtis Adu-Poku

Congratulations to Mr. Adu-Poku, 2023 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.

 

Mr. Adu-Poku attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York where his passion for helping others was evident.  He was a member of the Africa Club, Project Peace, a participant in the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, the Chess Club, and served as Secretary of Student Government.

 

Curtis is also a very active member of both the school and neighborhood community.” - Elizabeth Stout School Counselor.  He believes in supporting others and wants to be involved in providing solutions.  He was a volunteer for the breast cancer walk, the Truman Family Day, and the community service organization named buildOn, and a member of the Crafty Hands Club – which crocheted and knitted blankets for babies in the hospital.  He also participated in the Brides March that brings awareness to domestic violence stating that “I want to play my part in solving this problem (violence against women).”

"Curtis consistently requested challenging classes, always with college goals in mind” - Elizabeth Stout.  He plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  We wish Mr. Adu-Poku great success and look forward to hearing more about his achievements.

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Ms. Stephanie Albarracin

 

Congratulations to Ms. Albarracin, a 2023 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship awardee.

 

Ms.  Albarracin attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York.  She is a member of the National Honor Society. “Stephanie’s absolute favorite subject is Science. She is interested in studying nursing in college and wants to become an Emergency Room nurse because she loves helping people.” – Andrea Joubert, Harry S. Truman High School Guidance Counselor/College Advisor.  Her desire to help and inspire others could be seen in her countless hours of community service, the Girls on Fire Club, and in Girls Inc.  She was a member of the softball club, the Mock Trial, and served as co-captain of the volleyball team.

 

Ms. Albarracin believes advances the rights of women and empowering one’s self-worth through self-love. “We need more girls to know their worth and become confident themselves so then, they could be leaders” - Ms. Albarracin. She also believes in showing leadership to the next generation of women. 

 

Ms. Albarracin will pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Iona University, New Rochelle, New York.  We are confident that she will achieve her goals and inspire others along the path to success.

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Ms. Brittania Brown

Congratulations to Ms. Brown, 2023 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.

 

Ms. Brown attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York.  She was described by her teacher as hard working and goal oriented. She enjoys challenging herself academically and has taken seven AP courses while attending Harry S. Truman High School” - Ms. Annette Galloway, Teacher.  She was a member of the National Honors Society.  She was class president of her 11th and 12th grade, Captain of the Varsity Volleyball Team, participated in Crafty Hands Club, and found time to teach in Dance Club.  She believes in helping others and tutored fellow classmates.

 

Ms. Brown is concerned about the disparities and economics involved in the lifestyles of women. She desires to see more women empowered and holding higher positions in the field of business.  She aspires to have a company someday where she can propel women to higher positions.  

 

Ms. Brown plans to study Business and the Performing Arts at Iona University, New Rochelle, New York.  With her dedication we are sure she will be one of those women holding the higher position.

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Ms. Jennovia Mais

Congratulations to Ms. Mais, 2023 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship awardee.

 

Ms. Jennovia Mais attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York where her passion for education and giving back to the community were clearly evident.

   

“She takes all of her classes very seriously and works not to just get a good grade in the subject, but she wants to excel and have a complete understanding so that she can build on to further her academics”- Ms. Lunsford, Harry S. Truman High School Counselor.

 

Ms. Mais has shown great leadership skills in serving as the Girls Varsity Basketball Team Manager, the Step Team Manager, and the Captain of Flag Football. She believes in giving back to the community through volunteer service within the school’s library, the food pantry, park clean-ups and public gardening.

 

Ms. Mais plans to attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  She is a proven leader in serving as Cadet Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.  She aspires to work in law enforcement potentially as a police officer.  We have no doubt that Ms. Mais will be an asset wherever she chooses to serve. 

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Ms. Kennedy Stewart

Congratulations to Ms. Stewart, 2023 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.

 

Ms. Kennedy Stewart attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York where she was not afraid to take on challenging courses such as Honors Chemistry.  Along with being a member of the National Honors Society, she spent countless hours doing community service at the NE Bronx YMCA and at the JADE Multi Family Center.  She was also a member of the Girl’s Empowerment Club, Dance, and the After School Culinary Club

 

“A better community makes a better world, and we should all do our part to shape the type of community we would like to see.”- Ms. Stewart.  This is reflected in her achievements by reaching Ambassador level in the Girl Scouts, serving as President of the Co-op City Youth Section of the National Council of Negro Women, and is a GEMS participant of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

“I feel that Kennedy is a true leader and has what it takes to be successful in college and beyond” - Andrea Joubert, Harry S. Truman High School Guidance Counselor/College Advisor.  

 

Ms. Stewart plans to attend Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland to pursue nursing. With her positive attitude and focus, we are sure that she will achieve her goals.

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We wish our 2023 Angela Pauling Scholars

great success and have no doubt they will not only reach their goals, but surpass them!

– Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc.

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2013

Shalena Boca

 MMSI's Inaugural Scholarship Recipient

Shalena attended

Pace University and majored in Business Management.  Shalena graduated in 2017 and is currently pursuing her graduate studies at

Fordham University. 

2014

Kelvin

Nyamadi

Kelvin attended

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology pursuing a degree in Aircraft Operations.

2015

Jessica

Mendez

Jessica attended

Mercy College pursuing her dream to become a Physician's Assistant.

2016

Jodie-Ann

Williams

Jodie-Ann is a

Culinary Arts Management major.  She attended Johnson and Wales University

2017

Nina

Bosuo

Nina attended

Lehman College majoring in Biology with a Pre-Med focus.  Her goal is to attend medical school to become a surgeon.

Nina graduated from Lehman in December 2020.  The pandemic did not slow her down!

Well Done!!

2018

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Nancy Asante

Nancy attends

Siena College pursuing a degree in Engineering, with aspirations of becoming an Aerospace or

Mechanical Engineer.

2019

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Elizabeth

Hurtado

Elizabeth attends

Iona College pursuing a degree in Business Management with aspirations of developing her own cosmetics line and

salon brand.

2020

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Shjan

Carter

Shjan attends 

Howard University pursuing a degree in Marketing.  Her goal is to become an entrepreneur and empower her community to attain financial freedom and to advocate for gender equity for women.

2021

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Renee
Franklyn

Renee attends

Barnard College of Columbia University pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, followed by medical school.  Her goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.

2021

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Brandon
Peterson

Brandon attends

Howard University pursuing a degree in Business and Finance.  His goal is to excel in the world of finance and have an impact on gender equity and equal pay for women in the professional sports industry.

2022

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Melanie
Francis

Melanie will attend

Hunter College pursuing a degree in Nursing, with aspirations of becoming a Pediatrician

2022

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Christina
Huaman

Christina will attend

John Jay College pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, with aspirations of becoming a Forensic Psychologist.

2022

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Milagros
Mejia

Milagros will attend Hunter College pursuing a Psychology degree, with aspirations of becoming a Child Psychologist and eventually a Lawyer.

2022

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Samara
Richards

Samara will attend New York University pursuing a degree in Psychology.  She aspires to have a private practice providing social work services for children, and to open an adoption agency. 

 

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2023

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Curtis
Adu-Poku

Curtis will attend 

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York pursuing a degree in Biology and Society, with aspirations of becoming a Medical Doctor.

2023

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Stephanie
Albarracin

Stephanie will attend 

Iona College in New Rochelle, New York pursuing

a degree in Nursing.

2023

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Brittania
Brown

Brittania will attend

Iona University, New Rochelle, New York pursuing dual degrees in Business and the Performing Arts.

2023

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Jennovia
Mais

Jennovia will attend the  University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut pursuing a degree in

Criminal Justice.  She aspires to work in law enforcement.

2023

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Kennedy
Stewart

Kennedy will attend

Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland pursuing a degree in Nursing.  

2024

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2025

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Future Scholar

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2026

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Future Scholar

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2027

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Future Scholar

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2028

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Our Most Gracious Ancestor

Angela Pauling was one of the 24 founding members of MMSI. 

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Scholarship Background:​

Angela Collette Pauling was one of twenty-four conscious and innovative women who founded the Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. on December 14, 1978, at the Long Island University /C.W. Post Campus.  Our Most Gracious Ancestor, Angela was a loving wife and mother of two children, but will be remembered for her kindness and joyful smile which she shared with all.  Angela was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and fought valiantly until her transition on the afternoon of July 28, 2010.


The Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. established this memorial scholarship for our late founder with a mission consistent with her lifetime commitment to business, fashion, management and providing assistance to those in need.  The Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship was established for college-bound senior students who are from Angela Pauling's high school Harry S. Truman High School located in the Bronx, NY, and children of active MMSI members.



​​Application Eligibility Criteria:
The Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to African-American and Latino college-bound high school seniors who have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of B or better, a SAT Score of 1100 or better and has been accepted to a four-year bachelor's degree program.  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to community service and financial need based upon information on the Student Aid Report (SAR) and the FAFSA.  Applicants are required to submit an essay, in not more than two double-spaced pages, on a woman's issue which they are concerned with as well as describing the work they have done in the community.

Discipline:

Careers in Business Administration, Management, Fashion and Human Service Fields.

 

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