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Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship

Our Angela Pauling Scholars

Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the

Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship!!

Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. is excited to announce the recipients of our 10th Annual Scholarship! 

Thanks to our generous donors this is our first year issuing 4 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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Angela Pauling Scholar 
Melanie Francis

Angela Pauling Scholar 
Christina Huaman

Angela Pauling Scholar 
Milagros Mejia
Angela Pauling Scholar 
Samara Richards

Ms. Christina Huaman

Ms. Christina Huaman, a highly determined leader who aspires to make a difference in the world through her study of forensic psychologyShe will attend John Jay College in New York as a Criminal Justice major.


"Social justice has sparked my interest in volunteering and advocating for human rights.  I intend to continue my education while contributing to my community and create a safe and creative space for my peers."

– Christina Huaman

Ms. Melanie Francis


Ms. Melanie Francis is a reserved, yet passionate young lady who aspires to provide resources to communities that have a lack of resources.  She aspires to become a pediatrician and will begin her medical journey at Hunter College in New York as a Nursing major. 


"Human services needs to change, the rich get the best healthcare; not the poor and immigrants receive even less... That's not right; we all need the same opportunities."    – Melanie Francis

Ms. Milagros Mejia


Ms. Milagros Mejia is an effervescent and compassionate leader who enjoys getting out of her comfort zone for personal growth and development, in addition to exploring everything!  Ms. Mejia aspires to be a child psychologist and eventually a lawyer.  She will attend Hunter College as Psychology major. 


"I believe I can make a change, not only for one person but for the world.  As a psychologist I will help people to make growth decisions and learn how raise their voices." – Milagros Mejia

Ms. Samara Richards


Ms. Samara Richards describes herself as empathetic, knowledgeable, and very passionate about everything she engages in.  She aspires to have a private practice providing social work services for children, and to open an adoption agency.  Ms. Richards will attend New York University as a Psychology major.

"I have helped underclassmen find a passion... teaching them its ok to be scared as long as your push through and prove to yourself and others that you can do it." – Samara Richards


We wish our 2022 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 is currently pursuing her graduate studies at

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. 




Future Scholar

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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