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When my mother passed, I was distraught (and still am). Knowing that my mother gave so much, not just to her family, but to everyone she encountered, I knew that I had to make sure the marathon continues. That's why I created this scholarship. To date, the Annie Ibok Scholarship has provided $6000 in scholarship awards to future leaders of tomorrow and plans to provide thousands more.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there were no scholarship recipients in 2020; however, by the grace of God, the Annie Ibok Scholarship is back. I'm pleased to announce that in 2021, the Annie Ibok Scholarship is returning, complete with a new website, outreach connections, and scholarship requirements. The mission has not changed--this scholarship will continue to serve applicants who will be attending HBCUs in the Fall, yearly.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this dream a reality. From my brother Antonio McMichael, who created the original website, to my HBCU family, who donated their photos or time to serve on the selection committee and review the new website, I love you all. I literally could not have done this without your continued support. Let's all continue to provide the youth opportunities to not just survive, but thrive in the 21st century.

To my HBCU family: Our HBCUs not only provided us with an elite education, but a powerful family of leaders--past, present, and future. If you have the resources, I challenge you to create a scholarship of your own. I will support you in any way that I can!

In Truth and Service, 

Emem Ibok

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