Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship

Our Angela Pauling Scholars


Congratulations to Shjan Carter

2020 Recipient of the

Angela Pauling Memorial Scholarship!!

Ms. Shjan Carter is a proven leader with a passion for social justice.  Her observant and analytical nature allows her to assess her situation and to leverage her relationships for positive outcomes while creating opportunities for herself and others.


Ms. Carter served as the Student Government Vice President in the 11th grade.  She was a member of the media program, the school’s Student Activities Committee, and the yearbook team.  She was also a member of the RAPP peer leadership program where she learned about social justice issues with a goal of educating her peers and teachers.


“Ms. Carter is one of the most well-rounded and dedicated students that I have had the pleasure of working with.  She displayed extraordinary leadership skills in and outside of my class by leading important discussions, encouraging other students to complete work, and assisting others in need with projects and class work.  She also served as an unofficial tutor assisting classmates who were struggling with the rigorous content.  In short she is one of the hardest working and goal-oriented students I have had the privilege to teach.” – Wilfrid Beauzile, Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, NY


Ms. Carter will be attending Howard University in Washington, DC in the fall and plans to pursue her Master’s degree after her undergraduate studies.  She plans to use her degrees to give back to her community and uplift her people as a whole.  As a future entrepreneur with a philanthropic spirit, Ms. Carter’s business will be focused on alleviating the financial burdens of others, particularly college students through educating others on how to attain financial freedom and to build wealth.  Ms. Carter is also very passionate about gender equity for women and debunking their gender stereotypes.


“With a college degree and experience in the business world behind me, I hope to start my own foundation that would educate women on the opportunities available in their field as well as fund campaigns and companies that put women in high leadership positions in the years to come.”  - Shjan Carter


We wish Ms. Carter great success and have no doubt she will not only reach her goals, but surpass them!


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!!


Nancy Asante

Nancy attends

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

Mechanical Engineer.




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.





Future Scholar

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

Our Most Gracious Ancestor

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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