Three recent Miami Dade College graduates won the 2016 Tuskegee University Distinguished Presidential Scholarship Award.
Fredricka D. Jean-Pierre (criminal justice administration), Alicia Royes (accounting) and Alexzandria Hunter (biology) each received a scholarship of $32,000 per year, which covers their attendance, tuition, and room and board at Tuskegee University for two years.
The scholarship has been in place since 2009 and awards three MDC students yearly. To qualify, students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and must have completed their associate in arts degree at MDC.
All three students were part of the TRIO program at MDC. Two of the students attended North Campus and one was a student at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center.
“It’s mind-blowing to know that I’ve earned this type of scholarship,” Royes said. “I know it’s going to be beneficial toward my education and knowledge.”