The 2023 recipient of the Annie Ibok Scholarship is Elijah Flores, from Los Angeles, CA!
Elijah Flores is a Freshman Business Administration major attending Morehouse College this Fall. As a well-rounded student-athlete, Elijah maintained a 4.3 GPA at Junipero Serra High School (ranked 5th in his class) while excelling at the Junior Olympic level in track and field. His awards include gold and bronze medals at the USATF Junior Olympics and CIF Division IV Track and Field Champion.
Outside academics, Elijah is heavily involved in his community through service and entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, he is a proud business owner of the LA-based catering business Churro Man Can, where he caters churros for different events, including parties and festivals. As a community member, he was well known as a student ambassador, where he visited feeder schools to promote his high school and volunteered as a campus student guide for prospective families.
Additionally, he participated in the “Hidden Genius Project,” a program centered around training and mentoring Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Through this program, Elijah acquired technical and entrepreneurial skills, which he leveraged to develop his own app and grow his business. Upon completion, he stayed true to his personal commitment to his community by becoming a Youth Educator in that very program.
Elijah believes the Annie Ibok Scholarship will help him pursue his college education and explore various business-oriented career options, equipping him to continue giving back to his community and inspire others who look like him to follow the same path.
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