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Monday
Feb082016

2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED: JORDAN ALSTON-HARMON AND DIONDRA PECK

The 2016 Hill-Stephens Scholars are Jordan Alston-Harmon '17 of Adams House and Diondra Peck '17 of Winthrop House.

Jordan came to Harvard as a transfer student last year—an already impressive feat considering the less than 1% transfer acceptance rate—and hit the ground running. In his second semester at the College, the soon-to-be Government concentrator became the co-chair of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity group at the Institute of Politics (IOP), attracting students of color to participate in the IOP in numbers unseen elsewhere within that organization. This year, he also rose to the captainship of the Mock Trial "A Team" after enjoying victory as part of Harvard's first National Championship team last school year.

As a biomedical engineering concentrator, Diondra is a dedicated scientist with an expansive intellectual appetite. She has worked as a research assistant in local labs, developing computational tools and mathematical models to assist in the study of microbial systems and also contributing to efforts advancing the state of non-invasive surgical procedures. In doing so, she uncovered a passion for computer science that has led her down a challenging, yet stimulating path which she hopes will culminate in an MD/PhD. Despite juggling two term-time jobs, she still finds the time to mentor Boston youth via Science Club for Girls and to lead the Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers.

We are thrilled to welcome these two bright, ambitious students into the family of Hill-Stephens Scholars. Please help us celebrate their accomplishments.
Monday
Feb162015

2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED: OMOLADE SOGADE AND JUMAI YUSUF

The 2015 Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship winners are Mather House's Omolade "Lade" Sogade '16 and Dunster House's Jumai Yusuf '15.

Lade is committed to eradicating healthcare disparities the world over. Before she even arrived at Harvard she'd done work that meaningfully impacted health outcomes for female patients and their unborn children in a community clinic in Johannesburg. Since matriculating, the Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator has volunteered as a medical and public health volunteer in a rural town in Honduras, and she's currently executing research for a Cambridge based health initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness of healthcare interventions for minority women.

Jumai is a Neurobiology concentrator whose love for theater has made a substantial impact on the Harvard campus. Her adaptation of the socially conscious play "Negative," in the wake of the "I, Too, Am Harvard" campus movement, helped to push the conversation about race forward, uncovering uncomfortable truths and contextualizing them for the audience. She also founded ST@HC—Science Theater at Harvard College—a theater group focused on highlighting the fascinating stories of the people behind the groundbreaking research.

Please join the entire Board in congratulating these fine scholars and members of the Harvard community.
Monday
Mar102014

2014 Winners Announced: Fatima Mubarak and Keyanna Wigglesworth

The 2014 Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship winners are Adams House's Fatima Mubarak '15, and Cabot House's Keyanna Wigglesworth '16.

Fatima is a Harvard College Scholar who has excelled in her chosen concentration of Chemistry, balancing work as a research assistant in Theodore Betley's laboratory with her role as a teaching fellow for organic chemistry at the Harvard Extension School. She is also heavily engaged in promoting intercultural understanding through her work with the Harvard Islamic Society.

Keyanna is a Social Studies concentrator who is deeply interested in fostering conversations about identity and diversity. As a freshman, she took on the burden of saving a progressive student publication, Perspective Magazine, by assuming the roles of President and Editor during a leadership crisis, thereby keeping it alive. Recently, she's been working as a campus organizer to promote awareness of UPASS, a Boston initiative that would effectively include the cost of public transportation in local college and university tuition.

The guidance of Harvard's house administrators was essential to helping us discover these remarkable students, and the continued support of Deshaun and Harvard's family and friends, and of course the extended Harvard community, is instrumental in helping us to honor their hard work. Once again, thanks to all of you.

Monday
Feb182013

2013 Winners Announced: Alexander Moore and Joshua Scott

The selection committee and board of the Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship have chosen Adams House's Alexander Moore '15 and Dunster House's Joshua Scott '15 as this year's Hill-Stephens Scholars. Please join us in congratulating these inspiring young men.

Alex is a Detur Book Prize winner and Applied Mathematics concentrator who takes the focus on application in his course of study seriously, whether using concepts encountered in coursework to nurture a love for scientific inquiry in youngsters or aiding his classmates as a course assistant in one of Harvard's most demanding computer science courses. As a budding environmental engineer devoted to unlocking the potential of sustainable energy, Joshua is committed to making a difference in his hometown of Hampton, VA and beyond after his eventual commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps is complete.

It should come as no surprise that this year's candidate field was highly competitive. It was extremely difficult for us to reach a decision: we wouldn't have it any other way.  

Friday
Jul272012

2012 Winners Announced