Hampton University
Hampton Announces 18 Recipients of $400,000 in New York Life STEM Academic Scholarships
06/09/2022 - #97

~$1 million grant from the New York Life Foundation supports diverse 

STEM-focused Scholars~ 

HAMPTON, VA (June 9, 2022) — Hampton University announced today that $400,000 in scholarship support has been awarded to 18 worthy students. Funding for these scholarships was made possible by a grant from the New York Life Foundation, the charitable arm of New York Life. 

“We are grateful for the New York Life Foundation’s commitment to Hampton University and its students,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “This scholarship funding from New York Life champions one of the University’s highest priorities and buttresses our effort to increase financial assistance for deserving students.”

Scholarships are awarded for the fall 2022 academic school year.  Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Zachary Agenbroad ($40,000 scholarship recipient) Economics Junior
Jonathan Aner Computer Science Junior
Christopher Blakemore Computer Science Sophomore
Thomas Brown Flight Education Sophomore
Niara Chaney ($40,000 scholarship recipient) Electrical Engineering Junior
Madison Grant 5-Year MBA Junior
Garrett Horton Computer Engineering Sophomore
Angel Lucas Mathematics Junior
Ethan Mitchell Finance Sophomore
Marlon McCurdy, Jr. Computer Engineering Sophomore
Gabryelle McDaniel Chemical Engineering Junior
Hannah Rubin Marketing Junior
Jaron Scott Mathematics Freshman
Winter Keemer Cyber Security Sophomore
Paige Scott-Cooper Economics Sophomore
Noel Thomas Chemical Engineering Junior
Drake Tucker Computer Engineering Junior
Isaiah Williams 5-Year MBA Junior


Sixteen students received $20,000 renewable academic Scholarships, and two students received $40,000 academic scholarships, with pre-approved summer internships in New York Life’s coveted summer internship program. 

Dr. Joyce Shirazi, School of Engineering and Technology Dean, said, “These scholars participated in a rigorous application, vetting, and interview process. Each is well-deserved of the scholarships for which they have been awarded. The committee which worked to manage this process was multi-disciplinary and each member is to be commended for their efforts.”

For more information, contact the School of Engineering & Technology at 757.727.5299.


About Hampton University

Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton's mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner. Visit www.hamptonu.edu for more information. 


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