Alabama is the most-represented state in the 2023 White House HBCU Scholars cohort

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These Alabama State University students were part of the 2023 HBCU Scholars cohort. (Alabama State University)

Congratulations to Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges + Universities (HBCUs)! Out of 102 White House Scholars in the 2023 cohort, there are 15 students from Alabama HBCUs—the most of any state.

Meet the 2023 HBCU Scholars from Alabama

Fifteen students from nine different Alabama HBCUs were chosen for the the 2023 cohort (source). Out of the 29 states and countries represented, Alabama’s HBCUs had the most students achieve the honor.

Alabama A&M University (Normal)

  • Morgan Marshall from Montgomery
  • Samarion Flowers from Detroit

Alabama State University (Montgomery)

  • Haley Heard from Pleasant Grove
  • Laquann Wilson from Palmyra

Drake State Community & Technical College (Huntsville)

  • Makahla Riley from Madison
  • Eddie Tolbert from Tuskegee

Gadsden State Community College (Gadsden)

  • Jessica Parker from Gadsden

Miles College (Birmingham)

  • Raquel Liverpool from Brooklyn

Shelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa)

  • Chiamaka Okafor from Tuscaloosa

Stillman College (Tuscaloosa)

  • Ta’Kari Bryants from Dothan
  • Jaela Haynes Williams from Huntsville

Trenholm State Community College (Montgomery)

  • Matilda Perryman from Montgomery
  • Thaddeus Sneed from Montgomery

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee)

  • Bruce Taylor from Tuskegee
  • Sierra Powell from Augusta

Congratulations to these outstanding students.

About the White House HBCU Initiative

The HBCU Scholars program The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“Our 2023 HBCU Scholars are talented students who embody the culture of excellence and inclusion championed by our nation ’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”

Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education (source)

To recognize their achievements, HBCU Scholars will be invited to the 2023 HBCU Week National Annual Conference, which will be held on September 24-28, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia. 

Through the program, the HBCU Scholars will have access to a wide variety of programs, master classes and events that will continue to foster their professional development.

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