Our Scholars

Gifty
Gifty
CARLETON COLLEGE
PSYCHOLOGY

“I am currently a Clinical Research Coordinator, and I am actively pursuing a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. I want to change the stigma around mental health conversation in African and African-American communities, especially mental health conversations as they center on Black women.”

Jessica
Jessica
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

“This foundation encourages me to push myself. I’ve always been an introvert, but this team is so different. Our time together can begin talking about anything, but often ends up in a deep conversation about real fears and struggles in our lives.”

Ivan
Ivan
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
PHYSICS

“I currently work as a Portfolio Risk Analyst, as a Software Engineering Intern for an innovative website. I enjoy learning languages, not only because it helps me travel, but because it aids my international career prospects. I’d eventually love a position abroad where my software and analytics knowledge can directly aid those with socioeconomic disadvantages.”

Antonio
Antonio
THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

“Take Charge is as much about the community as it is about the scholarship amount. Getting to spend so much time with the team and the other Scholars and sharing stories has created something that lasts longer than 4 years.”

Jewly
Jewly
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, BIOLOGY

“Most scholarships only require a certain GPA, there is no personal or other involvement. Take Charge is different because they push the envelope. They really care about their students. Our well beings and goals. They desire to set us up for success in all areas of our lives.”

Chelsey
Chelsey
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ENGLISH & PRE-MED

“Take Charge employs a holistic approach to promoting scholars' growth. Everyone at Take Charge is committed to helping us remain academically solid, physically well, and emotionally supported.”

David
David
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

“The network provided by the Take Charge foundation helped carry me through college and honestly saved my life. If you are looking for a long-term family, this is the place to be.”

Lauren
Lauren
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

“Come as yourself. Be who you are. There is no single model of who a Battier Scholar is.”

Anthony
Anthony
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
CIVIL ENGINEERING

“It’s a scholarship on paper, a family in real life. I’m taken aback that I get to be a part of it, part of the family. I’ve never been more grateful.”

Ife
Ife
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
PRE-MED & NUTRITION

“I work every day to improve myself and to be a better person. I plan to go to medical school after I graduate. My ultimate goal is to offer free health clinics in the future, in order to benefit those in my community who cannot afford health insurance.”

Noony
Noony
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
NURSING

“I was recently accepted into the BSN Program at Oakland, a very academically competitive with limited enrollment. It was not an easy path, and I could not have done it without the support of my Take Charge Family. They have given me a foundation to leap up from, and I’m ready to fly!”

Yaxeni
Yaxeni
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
PUBLIC HEALTH

“Take Charge definitely isn’t “just another scholarship.” They want me to grow, and I know I can own my experience.”

Elijah
Elijah
THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY

“As a Battier Scholar, you get to be around people who want to know you, want to know what you’re doing, and support you. You get to be around people who are family.”

Miguel
Miguel
MC MURRY UNIVERSITY
NURSING

“In the Fall of 2019, I concluded my 4-year soccer career at McMurry University. Now I am fully charged and focused on completing the last year of my BSN-RN. I hope to gain enough experience so I can go back to graduate school and get my MSN in Nursing, and eventually become a Nurse Practitioner.”

Maurice
Maurice
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
FINANCE

“Because of the foundation, I’m now privileged. This is the leg up that we Scholars didn’t expect, but now we get to have. Take Charge wants to stick around for life – and I’m welcoming it!”

Jackie
Jackie
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY
FAMILY LAW

Anthoney
Anthoney
Florida International University
Engineering

Courtney
Courtney
Columbia University
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Daniel
Daniel
Texas A&M University
Political Science

Gisele
Gisele
Florida International University
Theatre

Isabella
Isabella
Thomas Jefferson University
Pre-Med

Jauntre’
Jauntre’
University of Florida
Digital Film and TV Production

Julio
Julio
Syracuse University
Economics

Md
Md
Wayne State University
Computer Science

Mia
Mia
Tennessee State University
Biology

Myana
Myana
Stockton University
Social Work

Simon
Simon
Yale University
Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Tatania
Tatania
University of Virginia
Special Education

William
William
University of Michigan
Finance

Xavier
Xavier
Michigan State University
Criminal Justice

Raqqya
Raqqya
University of Central Florida
Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Zander
Zander
Northern Michigan University
Environmental Studies & Sustainability and History

Lamont
Lamont
Morehouse College
Political Science

Link to battier scholars program