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Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship

Our Angela Pauling Scholars

Congratulations to the 2024 Recipients of the

Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship!!

Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. is excited to announce the recipients of our 12th Annual Scholarship! 

Thanks to our generous donors we awarded 3 scholarship awards this year!!

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

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


Ms. Khadija Ndao

Congratulations to Ms. Khadija Ndao, a 2024 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.


Ms. Ndao attended Harry S. Truman High School located in the Bronx, New York.  Her school counselor wrote that she seldom encounters a student as exceptionally prepared for college as Khadija and that “her academic achievements are nothing short of extraordinary” – Elizabeth Stout, School Counselor.


Ms. Ndao was a member of the student government where she ensured the organization’s effectiveness and that her peers’ voices were heard.  She demonstrated leadership in helping her school secure funding for student activities beyond the classroom. In addition, Ms. Ndao actively participated in classroom collaborations while engaging in the Mock Trial and Moot Court programs, where she researched established case law and precedents.


Ms. Ndao takes pride in serving as a peer leader in the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program and hopes to bring awareness to domestic violence. Her desire to bring awareness reached beyond school as she participated in the Bride March honoring the memory of victims of domestic violence.  She was also actively involved in the community service organizations of the African Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, and BuildOn.


Ms. Ndao has been accepted at the University of Pennsylvania where she will major in political science and later pursue a law degree. Her dream is to become an immigration attorney where she can continue her commitment to serving others.  We are certain her dreams will come true.


Ms. Alissa Saunders


Congratulations to Ms. Alissa Saunders, 2024 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.


Ms. Saunders attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York.  There she participated in Girl’s Inc, the Truman Dance Team, and Mock Trials. Her school counselor states that “through her eloquent expression of complex ideas, she has consistently raised the bar in the classroom and served as an inspiring peer mentor in our girl’s empowerment group” – Ms. Katia Pilla, School Counselor.


At an early age, Alissa recognized the compassion bestowed upon others by her mother who is a nurse.  Later, Alissa was able to show that compassion as she interned at White Plains Hospital as a nurse’s assistant. She recounts being able to comfort patients when they needed it the most. Alissa describes caring for others as a superpower and is happy to follow in her mother’s footsteps. 


Ms. Saunders has been accepted to Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York and is pursuing a nursing degree.  She also desires to have a minor in political science in efforts to address the high mortality rate of pregnant women of color.  We are certain she will be successful.

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Ms. Brianna Webber

Congratulations to Ms. Brianna Webber, 2024 Recipient of the Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship.


Ms. Webber attended Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, New York.  She was described by her College Advisor as “mature, intelligent, articulate, hard-working, self-motivated, disciplined, responsible, funny, passionate, compassionate, and adventurous” – Ms. Andrea Joubert-Guidance Counselor. These qualities will indeed propel her to success. Ms. Webber believes in being kind to others, following through on her commitments, and adding humor to encounters with friends.


She is passionate about the issues surrounding children which is evident in her volunteer activities at her local food pantry, packing articulation bags for middle school students, raising money to provide special dietary needs for children, participating in her school’s community service, and being the student representative for the C-30 Process.


Ms. Webber’s favorite subjects are Math and Science. Another way Brianna serves her community is by tutoring other students in math.  She is delighted when her students return to express the positive progress they have made because of her help. She accepted an internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she attended two Anatomy classes which she loved.  She also shadows a local doctor after school every Tuesday. These activities are in line with her career goals of becoming a pediatrician.


Ms. Webber has been accepted at City University of New York, School of Medicine where her route to becoming a pediatrician begins by completing the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program.  We eagerly await news of her success!


We wish our 2024 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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Shalena Boca

 MMSI's Inaugural Scholarship Recipient

Shalena attended

Pace University and majored in Business Management.  Shalena graduated in 2017 and continued on to attain a graduate degree from Fordham University. 




Kelvin attended

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




Jessica attended

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




Jodie-Ann is a

Culinary Arts Management major.  She attended Johnson and Wales University




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!!


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Nancy Asante

Nancy attends

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

Mechanical Engineer.


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Elizabeth attends

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

salon brand.





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.




Renee attends

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




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.


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Melanie will attend

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


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Christina will attend

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


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


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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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Curtis will attend 

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




Stephanie will attend 

Iona College in New Rochelle, New York pursuing

a degree in Nursing.




Brittania will attend

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




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

Criminal Justice.  She aspires to work in law enforcement.


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Kennedy will attend

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



Khadija Ndao

Khadija will attend the University of Pennsylvania where she will major in political science and later pursue a law degree to become an immigration attorney.




Alissa will attend Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York and is pursuing a nursing degree.


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Brianna will attend City University of New York School of Medicine in the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program pursuing a medical degree to become a pediatrician.



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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.


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


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