Congratulations to the Inaugural B.O.S.S.
As part of our commitment to helping young Black women achieve educational excellence, The MGAM Scholarship Foundation helps ease the financial burden for deserving high school graduates across the country. For the 2021-2022 school year, the Foundation was pleased to award two students with a $1,000 scholarship each:
Laila Flores is from Burtonsville, Maryland. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross. While in high school, Laila made the Principal’s List her senior year and was an events coordinator for The Onyx Club and a community engagement student ambassador for the I Support The Girls Organization. She was also a member of the Investing/Finance Club, Young Progressives Club, and the Junior Varsity Softball team.
Laila, an aspiring physician, is attending Xavier University of Louisiana this fall to major in Biology/Pre-Med.
How does Laila celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of Black women – “By having the faith, courage, and ambition to pursue and achieve anything I desire.”
Merom Arthur is from Gainesville, Virginia. She graduated from Battlefield High School. While in high school, Merom excelled academically, was a leader in Women in STEM, and a member of Key Club, Black Student Union, Volleyball team, and Track and Field team. Merom is attending Emory University and majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology, Film, and Media.
She plans to become a psychiatrist with a specialization in neurology to dismantle stereotypes about mental health.
How does Merom celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of Black women – “Although a number of external forces should make me feel restricted, the resilience and potential within me are ready to be released to achieve.”