Current Scholars

Kiona Mason

Graduated from Renaissance High School: 2020
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2024
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Ariel Zander

Graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School: 2019
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2023
Major:  Nursing

My name is Ariel Zander.  I was a student at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. I am currently involved with Black Girls Unite.  My future goals are to graduate from Michigan State University and work as a BSN/RN.  I Would also like to further my skills by working as a nurse within my community.

 

Simone N. McIntosh

Graduated from Renaissance High School: 2018
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2022
Major:  Supply Chain Management

My name is Simone McIntosh.  I graduated from Renaissance High School in 2018.  I am currently a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  My future goals are to attend law school.

 

Jordan Thornhill

Graduated from Renaissance High School: 2018
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2022
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George Johnson

Graduated from Walled Lake Central School: 2018
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2022
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David Young

Graduated from Cass Technical High School: 2017
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2021
Major:  Finance

My name is David Young.  I was a honor student at Cass Technical High School. My senior year was amazing.  I got to play at Ford Field twice as an offensive lineman on a Division I Championship Football Team., received the rank of Eagle Scout, and was accepted into the Eli Broad College of Business through a new pilot program where freshmen don’t have to wait a year to apply.  Now I am a recipient of the Steve Smith Endowed Scholarship for Michigan State University students.

Receiving my championship ring, earning my Eagle rank and getting into the business college of my choice were great, but receiving the Steve Smith Endowed Scholarship is an answer to my prayers.  This scholarship will allow me focus on my academics.  My goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Alicia R. Hadley

Graduated from Renaissance High School: 2017
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2021
Major:  Psychology

I am Alicia R. Hadley.  I attended Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan.  I love to draw and paint.  I was an editor for the high school yearbook.  Currently, I am part of the AKA Debutante Cotillion, employed at Beyond Juice, and  a youth leader at Grace New Covenant Church.  I volunteer and organize the mind ministry.  I want to become a clinical psychiatrist.  My goal is to eventually own by own practice.

 

Graham Polk

Graduated from Renaissance High School: 2016
Expected MSU Graduation Date: 2020
Major: Media and Information

My name is Graham Polk and I graduated from Renaissance High School in 2016.  I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.  I was the Senior Class President and a member of the Varsity Baseball team.

The Steve Smith Scholarship will help me not only afford college, but will help me prepare for life by learning more about money management, and how to live an independent life.