FRESHMAN – NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Q. How are your classes going?
“My classes are going well. I am passing all of them with a B or higher even in my most challenging course which is Honors World Religion.”
Q. What activities are you doing outside of school?
“Outside of my classes, I have begun to tutor elementary school children with subjects including writing, reading, and math. I have joined two clubs on campus, an environmental science club and a natural hair club.”
Q. How did you use your B.O.S.S. Scholarship?
“I used the B.O.S.S. Scholarship to buy dorm essentials to help ease the transition from being home to being on campus. The 8-hour drive from New Jersey, my hometown, to North Carolina was both exhausting and exciting but also served to exaggerate the distance between myself and the people whom I love the most, my family. Therefore, I found it quintessential to my transition to college that I buy dorm necessities such as agendas, calendars, writing utensils, notebooks, and folders, as well as room décor to remind me of my home that I left behind. These essentials help combat not only homesickness but culture shock as I was moving from the north to the south and from a Caribbean household to a Southern Black lifestyle. Lastly, I bought everyday needs such as food and water as food on campus is not always readily available.”