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.
2016 Winner: Anvoluwapo Osibajo
Anvoluwapo 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.
2017 Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship
Details on award and application requirements for the 2017 Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship will be available soon.