Washington, D.C., July 30, 2009 – Earlier this year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars announced that a $45,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation would support scholarships for up to 13 college and university students in elite, semester-long internships. Eight scholars have been named the summer Diversity Fellows, and are working at government agencies and private for-profit and nonprofit organizations based in Washington, D.C.
Pictured back row, left to right: Samuel Frances-Barrot from Allentown, PA, a student at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is interning at the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce; Samantha Davis from Pittsburgh, PA, a student at California University of Pennsylvania is interning at Visions in Action; and Mahmoud Siddig from Iowa City, IA, a student at The University of Iowa is interning at the Organization of American States.
Pictured front row, left to right: Talitha Royster from Odenton, MD, a student at The University of Maryland – Eastern Shore is interning at the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States; Aqueelah Price from Fort Washington, MD, a student at The University of Maryland – Eastern Shore is interning at the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States; Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz, senior vice president of The Washington Center; and Reina Valenzuela from Fair Lawn, NJ, a student at Kean University is interning at The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Missing from the photo are: Ms. Severine Ekwede from Bowie, MD, a student at The University of Maryland – Eastern Shore is interning at the Energy Efficiency Experts LLC; and Jeffrey Offomata from Englewood, a student at Delaware State University is interning at the Office of the Inspector General at the Smithsonian Institution.
Since 2002, the New York Life Foundation has given $345,000 to support scholarships for more than 80 of The Washington Center’s New York Life Foundation Diversity Scholars. Additional scholars will be announced in the fall.
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|Photo Caption: The Washington Center Names Summer 2009 New York Life Foundation Diversity Scholarship Fellows|