The Pearl and Friends "My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams" Scholarship provides scholarships to students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). We are passionate about increasing the quality of life for our next generation by affording scholarships to our future Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Computer Scientists, and Much More.
We can’t achieve our goals on our own. We work together with businesses, government, nonprofits and individual contributions. Each partner plays a specific role in ensuring that our community has a brighter future.
An academic, entrepreneur, and pragmatic prodigy, Madison Elizabeth Corzine is a sixteen-year-old dual-enrollment honor student. She graduated this spring with a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree. Madison is the inaugural recipient of the Michelle Obama Award for Memoir, reigning National Miss Juneteenth 2022-2023, and the co-founder of the nonprofit Pragmatic Prodigies. Madison plans to attend Spelman College, where she will double major in English and Political Science.
Logan Elyse Pinkston is a graduate of Maynard Jackson High School in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a scholar, leader, and community servant. Loganis a College Board National Recognition Program Scholar, a 2022 National JumpStart Competition winner, a 2023 Morgan Stanley Jumpstart Program Capstone winner and she has received recognition for her service to her community. Logan will be attending Howard University where she will major in International Business on the pre-law track.
Hello, my name is Laila Barnes and I am attending Spelman College in the Fall of 2023. I am a Health Sciences Major on a Pre-Med track to become a Cosmetic Surgeon. I graduated High School with a 4.0 GPA, number 11 of my graduation class, Class President with honors and dual enrollment course completion. I'm looking forward to enjoying college with the hopes of graduating at the top of the 2027 Spelman Class. My plan is to become a reconstructive surgeon focusing on clients with trauma wounds.
Olivia Brown is a high school graduate who will be attending Spelman college in the fall.
She will be pursuing a higher education in the field of political science and international studies
with the hope to become a civil rights and criminal defense attorney. She plans to spread hope
throughout her lifetime by leading programs and organizations, volunteering, and serving people
of marginalized and victimized communities.
Chanda Michelle Singh-Richardson is a graduate of Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida. Chanda is a scholar, published author, and community servant. She received a Silver Knight honorable mention for community service, is National Honor Society member, a Bright Future scholar, and was recognized by the College Board . Chanda will be attending Howard University where she will major in Legal Communications. She will then attend law school and become a civil rights attorney.
My name is Logan Abrya McIver and I am from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I graduated from Carolina Forest High School in June of 2022. Now, I am a first year biology pre-med major at THE Illustrious Hampton University where I am also continuing my athletic career.
Greetings! I will be a first-year psychology scholar at the #1 Public HBCU, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University starting in the fall. I was raised in a small town in the south, known as the “syrup city”, Cairo, GA! I graduated as a honor graduate with a 3.9 GPA active in multiple clubs around campus and community service. I truly believe, “God has a plan to prosper me, not harm me, but to give me a great future!”- Jeremiah 29:11
My name is Jade Hooks and I am a graduate of the class of 2021 from South Shore International College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois. I plan to attend Grambling State University as a biology major class of 2025. #Gramfam25 #HBCU
My name is Faith Jackson and I am a resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. I graduated May 21, 2021 from Pine Bluff High School in the top ten percent of my senior class of 192 scholars. In the Fall of 2021, I plan to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and major in Biology/Pre-Med.
My name is Chandler Ransome and I am from Clinton, Maryland. I am an incoming freshman at North Carolina A&T majoring in Psychology. My dream goal is to help others feel comfortable expressing themselves and overcoming obstacles. In my spare time, I love to dance at Dance Dimensions in Forestville, Maryland.
My name is Leona Guthrie and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am an incoming freshman, Media Studies major at Fort Valley State University. My dream career is to be a sports journalist for ESPN. I enjoy engaging with others, reading and writing.