Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship Award Winner

Having received a breadth of impressive applications from young women around the country, we are happy to announce the recognition of one exceptional young woman that demonstrates the importance of hard work and perseverance and stands as an influence to women everywhere of the value of leadership and education.

2017 Winner: Regina Agopian

Women's Leadership Scholarship Recipient Regina AgopianRegina Agopian was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She has been profoundly influenced by her experience as an immigrant and facing the adversities of integrating into a new culture. She is a 2017 UCLA graduate where she majored in sociology with College Honors, and was a member of the club swim team and the Alumni Scholar’s Club. Regina is passionate in helping and representing underrepresented communities. Her experience interning for Congressman Brad Sherman and interning for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has solidified her desire to become an attorney. She hopes to pursue her legal career in criminal and public interest law while advocating for social justice.

In her Own Words:

“I am sincerely honored to be a recipient of the Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship. To this day, my parents support my brothers and me with our college educations; however, many financial burdens continue to exist. I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift because as a result of this award I am able to concentrate on what is most important to me—education. This scholarship will further my professional goal of pursuing law which in turn will help me become an accomplished leader in my community. My educational pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like yours. Thank you for enabling my schooling!”

2016 Winner: Anvoluwapo Osibajo

Anvoluwapo Osibajo is the 2016 recipient of the Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership ScholarshipAnvoluwapo Osibajo, a freshman at Georgetown University, is the winner of the 2016 Women’s Leadership Scholarship, celebrating young women’s leadership skills and educational ambitions. Having just graduated from the Frederick Douglass Academy with a strong academic and internship background, Ms. Osibajo showcases an inspirational passion for her community and her education.

On her path to law school, she is currently majoring in political economy and hopes to able to use her understanding of politics and economics to find ways to better societal problems like urban poverty. She is an active member of her Bronx community and now her new D.C. community as well, where she will participate in Georgetown’s Women in Leadership, and continue developing her leadership skills elsewhere on campus.

Upon receiving the call that she was the recipient of the scholarship, she stated that this is only the beginning of great things, as she pursues her dreams of becoming a civil rights attorney and continuing to find ways she can help those who have been discriminated, belittled, or forgotten.

It seems receiving this scholarship is only the beginning of great things for Anvoluwapo, as she already has impressive internships and community service experiences behind her, with only more to learn from in the future to further develop her admirable leadership skills.

2018 Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship

Details on award and application requirements for the 2018 Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship are available now.