Ella Dillon-Hall was a beloved mother and grandmother, who was dedicated and a hard worker.
Of Jamaican descent, she instilled her values of having a strong work ethic in her grandchildren. Her passion for her family and her personal values were always evident. First and second generation American students often have the challenge of fitting between their two cultural worlds, but with strong family values, they are able to persevere. The Ella Dillon-Hall Scholarship will support students who are first or second generation to the United States and are of African heritage.
High school seniors and undergraduate students of African descent are eligible to apply if they are first or second generation to the U.S. and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students of West Indian descent and students who have spent time in the country of their family heritage. To apply, write about your family’s journey to the U.S. and how your family history has helped shape your academic journey.
Tell us about your family's journey to the United States. How has what you’ve learned about your heritage impacted you in your academic journey?