About Past Scholars
My-Asia Chaplin
My-Asia Chaplin

“Worrying about how I will afford my education has been a constant stressor for my family and I since my freshman year. Being awarded the Lee Spann Jr. Resident Assistant scholarship has allowed me to focus more on my academics and less on affording the semester. My name is My-Asia Chaplin and I am a senior Global Health Equity and Policy major, which explores the intersection of policy and health disparities. My interests consist of healthcare policy, health equity, medicine, and health disparities both domestic and international. On campus I am involved as an RA in Wicomico Hall and as president of Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association. In the future, I plan to go to osteopathic medical school to pursue my dream of becoming a physician while earning a PhD in Health Policy to become a policy influencer. “

-My-Asia Chaplin- Lee Spann, Jr. Resident Assistant Scholarship

Kamani Brown
Kamani Brown

“The Lee Spann, Jr Resident Assistant Scholarship has been an answer to my prayers. In trying to attain my Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture, I found myself to be extremely stressed by financial uncertainty. Being selected for this award assists me with the completion of my degree and continuation in my Resident Assistant role."

-Kamani Brown- Lee Spann, Jr. Resident Assistant Scholarship

Brandon Lara Gomez
Brandon Gomez

“In 2005, at the age of ten, I came to the United States with my mom and younger sister. I come from a low-income family, so finances were always tight. Last year my mom had a heart attack, and we had to use most of my college funds to pay for her hospital bills and medication. I looked into loans, financial aid, and other scholarships but unfortunately, without citizenship, I was unable to find much financial help. Thanks to this scholarship I am able to relieve some of my financial burdens, and pay for tuition/textbooks for the upcoming semesters.”

-Brandon Lara Gomez- Lee Spann, Jr. Resident Assistant Scholarship

Brandon Quinn

“A scholarship of this magnitude means so much more to me than a number. This scholarship provides me with peace of mind knowing that the burden of student loans will play a lesser role in my life upon graduation.”

-Brandon Quinn- Lee Spann, Jr. Resident Assistant Scholarship

Brandon Edwards ‘16

Brandon Edwards ‘16

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