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Current and Former Scholars

Scholars Through the Years

The Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Selection Committee annually awards high achieving, academically gifted Black students with 4-year scholarships. Scholars are selected based on outstanding high school academic records, excellent leadership abilities plus the amazing diversity each student can add to The University of North Carolina.

2020 Scholars

Christian A. Chung ’24
Jasmine A. Hunt ’24
Myles C. Neely ’24, Peppers Scholar
Amaya L. Royster ’24, Peppers Scholar
Alyson B. Thompson ’24
McKayla A. Williams ’24

2019 Scholars

Jorren L. Biggs ’23, Peppers Scholar
Makell S. Brown ’23
Taya N. Darby ’23
Reagan A. Fletcher ’23
Benecia A. Jackson ’23, Peppers Scholar
Melia J. Madyun ’23
Naomi G. Smith ’23
Amya M. White ’23
Damion E. Williams  ’23

2018 Scholars

Drew E. Acquaye ’22, Peppers Scholar
Kennedy L. Byrd  ’22
Naima M. Cooper  ’22
Nicolas P.A. Jean-Gilles  ’22
Fowota  M. Mortoo  ’22
Kerstan A. Nealy  ’22
Karis L. Price  ’22
Yaw B. Sarpon  ’22
Kobe  A. Spells ’22, Peppers Scholar
Taylor N. Williams  ’22

2017 Scholars

Bolatito T. Babatunde ’21
J. Ange Barasebwa ’21
Ecclesiastes C. Barnes ’21
Joshua L. Cameron ’21
Azana K. Green ’21
Lauryn J. Highsmith ’21
Jeremiah Jackson III ’21, Peppers Scholar
Raven M. Selden ’21, Peppers Scholar
Christopher J. Suggs ’21
Ayanna N. Webster ’21

2016 Scholars

Esosa G. Asemota ’20, Peppers Scholar
Siani A. Antoine ’20
India L. Brown ’20
Taylor M. Doggett ’20, Peppers Scholar
Jalen J. Heyward ’20
Faith R. Jones ’20
Hailey N. Mason ’19 (graduated a year early)
Olivia A. McPhaul ’20
Nicholous B. Rucker ’20
Joshua R. Smith ’20
Tarik J. Woods ’20

2015 Scholars

Troy A. Brunson ’19
Malik D. Currence ’19
Merghani A. Elboshra ’19
Megan S. Griffin ’19
Jocelyn L. Hunt ’19, Peppers Scholar
Leeza T. Mason ’19, Peppers Scholar

2014 Scholars

  • Breanna A. Dede ’17, Peppers Scholar (graduated a year early)
  • Lanier N. Gray ’18
  • Melissa Holmes ’18
  • Cherrel K. Manley ’18, Peppers Scholar
  • Ariana J. Rivens ’18
  • Jonathan R. Smith ’18

2013 Scholars

Sierra J. Atwater ’17
Victoria L. Davis ’17, Peppers Scholar
Christopher W. Miller ’17
Elizabeth A. Neal ’17
Jordan M. Peterkin ’17, Peppers Scholar
Alexis C. Williams ’17

2012 Scholars

Jordon “Kalil” Duncan ’16
Mohaned M. Ghanem ’16
Courtney M. Hardy ’16
Jeremy A. Mckellar ’16, Peppers Scholar
Anissa N. Neal ’16

2011 Scholars

Erica R. Bluford ’15, Peppers Scholar
Camden B. Freeman ’15
Jenna M. Keith ’15
Jennell S. McIntosh ’15
Jaslyn B. Piggott ’15

2010 Scholars

Keia V. Faison ’14, Peppers Scholar
Jared F. Giles ’14
Ceewin N. Louder ’14
Brandon D. Neely ’14
Vashti N. Robinson ’14

2009 Scholars

Matthew D. Biggers ’13
Brian J. Harris ’13, Peppers Scholar
Kaneesha S. Henderson ’13
Chelsea M. Jones ’13
Chanel D. Porter ’13

2008 Scholars

Christa E. Carter ’12
Jaimee L. Daniels ’12
Alya H. Elsayed-Ali ’12
Chelsea L. Merritt ’12

2007 Scholars

Katherine E. Demby ’10 (graduated a year early)
Allyson D. Diggins ’11