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IOTA PHI FOUNDATION, INC.
A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation
EIN 23-2907335
United Way Number 1300342
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2016 Scholarship Recipients

Iota Phi Foundation provides five (5) $2,000 scholarships each academic school year to deserving African American high school graduating seniors who demonstrates academic excellence. These scholarship are merit based and awarded during our Achievement Awards Dinner. Each of the scholarship recipients receive a plaque and $2,000 to attend the college or university of their choice. Since 1984, 165 young African-American men and women have received scholarships totaling more than $330,000 to further their education.

Liza Wilson
Liza Wilson attends Oakland Catholic High School, where she has maintained Highest Honor Roll and participated in rowing since her freshman year. She is a co-founder of Oakland's Black Student Union, JOA Scholar and Student Ambassador . Liza is also a leadership council member of GirlGov, a program that educates young women about politics and intersectional feminism. Liza hopes to attend American University to study Culture, Language, Politics, or Global Economy.
Alexander Nichols, IV is a senior at Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, PA. He is an Honor Student and a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. Alexander is also a member of the Varsity Basketball team. In his spare time, he tutors and participates in fundraising activities. Alexander plans to attend a four year university in the fall of 2017.
Jordan E. Scott
Jordan E. Scott is a senior at West Mifflin Area High School. He has maintained high honor roll status during his time in high school. He's on the golf and track teams, a School Board Representative, a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish and Creative Writing Clubs. Outside of school, he is the Vice President of the Teen Board of Directors for Educating Teens about HIV and AIDS and is a 2016 Urban League National Achievers Society inductee. He intends to pursue Electrical Engineering in college.
Caiden Cook
Caiden Cook attends Beaver Falls High School where he lettered in Football and basketball. He's a part of Beaver County Teen Leadership Program, Youth Ambassadors Program, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Black Lives Matters Club, National Honor Society, Gifted Program, and Varsity Club. He plans on attending a four year university and majoring in Biology, Chemistry,
or Biochemistry.
Chanel Curges
Chanel Curges attends CAPA High School. She is a music enthusiast with nine years' experience as a saxophonist. She also has grown a strong love for math and science from the Summer Engineering Experience Program. Chanel is a self-taught beautician who strives for positive image and women empowerment. Her commitment has afforded her opportunities
like induction into the National Honors Society and special invitation to meet the First Family. She values strong work ethic and treating others with respect.


Past Scholarship Recipients


Year Name High School Desired Major College
2015 Tyler Coleman Winchester Thurston HS Engineering Stanford University
2015 Ronae Jones Capa High School Forensic Psychology Clark-Atlanta University
2015 Kareem Simpson Central Catholic HS Chemical Engineering Ohio State
2015 Madison Ware Ellis School Business Administration Duquesne University
2015 Taylor Williams Plum Boro HS Broadcast Journalism Syracuse University
2014 Rieko Copeland Capa High School International Relations
2014 Cierra Fontenot The Miss Porter Boarding School International Relations Columbia University
2014 Natalie Heywood Winchester Thurston HS Psychology University of Cinncinati
2014 Jade Reese Penn Hills High School Sports Journalism Youngstown State
2014 Todd Sekowski West Mifflin High School Business Alderson Broaddus University
2013 William Gadson McKeesport High School Gannon University
2013 Carly Heywood Winchester Thurston HS Fashion Design Parson School of New Design
2013 Micheal Harrell Baldwin High School Penn State
2013 Kendall Luton Quaker Valley Engineering North Carolina Chapel Hil
2013 Kristina Lewis Penn Hills High School Michain State
2012 Brittany McMillian Washington High School Seton Hill University
2012 Tristan Day Carrick High School Howard University
2012 Hassan Howze City Charter High School
2012 Melissa Privette Trinty Christian High School University of Pittsburgh
2012 Eric Scott Imani Christian Academy
2011 Dera Still McKeesport High School Chatam College
2011 Simone Coleman Shadyside Academy
2011 Jordan Edmunds Central Catholic High School
2011 Malik Simpson Central Catholic High School North Carolina Central University
2011 Gavin Sandidge Central Catholic High School North Carolina A&T
2010 Amber Kendrick Central Valley High School Robert Morris University
2010 LaRae Burress Capa High School Edinboro University
2010 Jordon Garth North Hills High School Georgia Institue of Technology
2010 Kufere Laing Central Catholic High School Temple University
2010 Ira Ritter 111 Central Catholic High School Slippery Rock University
2009 Alema Heywood Winchester Thurston HS Bowling Green University
2009 Naomi Ritter Capa High School Duquense University
2009 Shavon Anderson Gateway High School Howard University
2009 Kenneth Griffin Schenley High School Penn State
2009 Malik Johnson Central Catholic High School Engineering Robert Morris University
2008 Bianca Tyler Schenley High School Duke University
2008 Stephanie Pace Penn Hills High School Howard University
2008 Eric Dingess Sewickley Academy University of Pittsburgh
2008 Jamayah Sharif Penn Hills High School Cheyene University
2008 Bakari Thompson Northside Urban Pathways Califora University of PA
2007 Rhonda Dinkins Schenley High School Temple University
2007 Rayshawn Pritchard Oliver High School Robert Morris University
2007 Keith Clark Jr. Woodland Hills High School North Carolina A&T
2007 Isaiah Smith Capa High School Music Point Park
2007 Jamika Williams Oliver High School Penn State
2006 Alicia Bey Woodland Hills High School Slippery Rock University
2006 Crystal Daughtry City Charter High School Eastern University
2006 Teresa Green Career Connection Charter HS University of Pittsburgh
2006 James McNeil Schenley High School Penn State
2006 Cara Scott Boyce Middle College HS Fashion Art Institue of Pittsburgh


All scholarship recipients received a $2,000 scholarship