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Scholarship Recipients-Update

Miracle Johnson 2016 Recipient of the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Miracle Johnson is a graduate of the Univiversity of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and received the UNCG Dean’s Scholarship and the Summerlin Family Scholarship. She is also a member of the Lloyd International Honors College, a program that has expanded her studies on cultural awareness. She also studied Latino culture in Costa Rica. Her most enjoyable experiences have come through serving as a group exercise instructor. At UNC-G, she lead students and faculty through Bodypump and GRIT fitness classes. This service has developed her interest in pursuing an osteopathic medical education in the future. She is forever grateful for the support that brought to her at UNC-G. The experiences gained are greater than she imagined. 

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Wendy Alvarado 2013 Recipient of the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial Scholarship 


I will always be thankful for the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial scholarship that I received a few years ago. I am doing great, I transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill to pursue my Mathematics degree.  I also had the opportunity to travel on two study abroad trips a few years ago. One was in Italy and the other one in South Korea. I will continue to accomplish my goals, and one day I would like to provide other students with the support that you have provided for me.


Sydney Wingate 2013 Recipient of the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial Scholarship


Sydney Wingate is a graduate of North Carolina State University. She participated in a variety of activities and organizations on campus. She was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society) where she served as Vice President . She is also a Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship Recipient. Sydney also served as a University Ambassador at NC State’s Visitor Center and Student Ambassador for NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also served as the Junior Class Representative for the Union Activities Board, Black Students Board. In 2015 she was inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Jashawnna Gladney 2012 Recipient of the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Jashawnna Gladney received the Jessie and Ollie Johnson Memorial Scholarship in 2012. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attending UNC-Chapel Hill has afforded Jashawnna many opportunities including the ability to study abroad in Hong Kong, complete an international internship in Nairobi, Kenya and serve as an international volunteer on behalf of Global Brigades in Choluteca, Honduras. Additionally, she has served as a Resident Advisor, Math tutor and mentor to several incoming students at UNC. Most importantly, Jashawnna spent the later half of her time at UNC working with Carolina Cupboard: Community Food Pantry. Carolina Cupboard is a food pantry located on UNC’s campus for individuals of the UNC community who may experience food insecurities and/or hunger. Jashawnna believes her various endeavors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have allowed her to discover her passion for higher education, community service, public policy and student affairs.

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