Theresa Lord was a beloved mother and grandmother with a big heart and sharp mind. She was born in the late 1920’s, a Trinidadian, lived to the age of 92. In all of her years on a small island and decades more in the United States, she believed the best way to succeed for a Black person was an education.
The mother of 7 children, grandmother to 30 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren she believed in having a strong faith in God and belief in yourself. Her wealth was measured in love and adoration from family and friends.
It was important to Theresa to attend the graduations of all of her grandchildren, an important milestone she wanted to witness.
This scholarship seeks to support an African American student or a student of Caribbean descent so they can fulfill their destiny.
Any African American or Caribbean-descended high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a four-year degree may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about yourself, your goals, an obstacle you faced, and what that experience taught you.