2016 Scholarship winners
Daneal Barnaby-Helping others who are less fortunate.
I am currently a second year law student at the University Of Alabama School Of Law. I am originally from the island of Jamaica where I lived until I was 14 years old and have been living in the United States for the past 5 years. While attending Oakwood University in Alabama, I was the Vice President of the Caribbean Youth Association, a student led organization. While in this position, the organization made it a mission to educate the school and those in the Huntsville community about the Caribbean, while encouraging others to educate international persons about the United States.
As a women entering the legal profession I use my education to influence and mentor other young ladies by participating in the Raising the Bar Mentoring Program. Diverse backgrounds are important to the legal profession because attorneys meet persons with different experiences regularly and being able to understand others regardless of difference is an asset. I am currently interested in practicing in the areas of immigration law and labor and employment.
Guerly Alexis-Bright Future
Migrating from a Caribbean island and becoming a nurse may be cliché, but it has deep value to me. At a very young age, I was taught the importance of taking care of my fellow brothers and sisters. That moral coupled with the love of anatomy influenced me to become a nurse. I plan on becoming a Nurse Practitioner and establishing a clinic in Haiti to assist the underprivileged. I have inched closer to this goal by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant and then a Licensed Practical Nurse by the age of eighteen. I am currently in school for my Bachelors in Science of Nursing degree at Tuskegee University.