The 2021 recipient of the Annie Ibok Scholarship is Mr. Jalen Wilson from Lake Elsinore, CA!
Jalen is a Pre-Psychology major attending Morehouse College this Fall. As a high school student, he led the charge co-founding his High School’s Black Student Union, while, in his spare time, he volunteered as a coach for the Lake Elsinore Jr NBA Youth Basketball Program. As a student-athlete, he participated in his school’s aquatic sports programs while taking Honors and AP courses. With all of these commitments, he was still able to earn a final GPA of 3.0.
Not only is Jalen a dedicated student-athlete, but he also exudes the leadership qualities that this scholarship seeks out in its recipients. His BSU contributions united Black students on campus and catalyzed other underserved/marginalized groups to establish their student unions, supporting diversity, inclusivity, and cultural awareness at his alma mater. Jalen looks forward to excelling at Morehouse and possibly exploring a new career path while on campus. The Annie Ibok Scholarship will serve as a means to limit his college expenses while working toward his post-graduation career.
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