Elon University Alumni Association

EBAN Scholarship Recipients

2016 Recipient:
Contia' Prince '18

Contia’ Prince is a Cinema & Television Arts major, as well as an Entrepreneurship and Italian Studies minor, from Akron, Ohio, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Cinema. She is one of Elon’s 25 Communications Fellows, and one of a select few to receive the Communications Fellows’ Scholarship. Contia’ has also received several awards commending her academic excellence at Elon. Among these are: the James Willard II Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a Communications student with a high-achieving academic background; the Presidential Scholar award, a 4-year scholarship given to highly academic achieving Elon students; and the Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Award, both her first and second year at Elon.

Contia'  will be studying abroad in Florence, Italy in spring of 2017 and intends to study and intern domestically in Los Angeles as a participant of the Elon in LA program in summer of 2017. Upon graduation, she will attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate in film and/or business. Contia’ has an interest in all aspects of film production, including costume design and screenwriting. Primarily, she would like to work as a producer, director and writer. Ultimately she would like to create films that transform portrayals of race and gender globally for all women, but specifically for black women. She intends to establish a multimedia conglomerate that will accomplish this mission in all fields of the entertainment industry, including but not limited to: fashion, film, music and dance/choreography. Expressing her interest in the field of Entrepreneurship, she was a member of the Meal Pal team at the 2015 Triple Impact Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition for students. She would also like to become a published author prior to completing her undergraduate degree, and is interested in conducting research on global perceptions of African-American women.

2014 Recipient:
Chann Little '17

Chann Little is a strategic communications major from Charlotte, North Carolina. Chann has been recognized as a high-achieving minority scholar receiving the EBAN scholarship his first year at Elon and the Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Award every year. Chann has also been on the President's List consecutively. Not only has he succeeded academically, he has also become a leader on campus. Chann is a Diversity Ambassador and a Resident Assistant. Chann had the opportunity to spend the summer in LA working two internships with the Study USA program Elon in LA and spent the 2015 spring semester studying in 11 different countries through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea program. Chann is currently preparing to take the LSAT this summer in hopes of attending Georgetown University Law Center upon graduation.

 

2013 Recipient:
Shakori Fletcher '16

Shakori Fletcher is a senior, Broadcast and New Media major and Professional Sales and Statistics minor from Grayson, Georgia. On campus, Shakori serves as an Intern in the University Communications Office, a Sales Associate for The Pendulum, a Diversity Ambassador in the Office of Admissions, a Teacher’s Assistant for Elon 101, Vice-President of the leadership honors society Omicron Delta Kappa, and Chaplain for both Affinity Bible Study and the Omicron Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Within the community, Shakori established a public speaking component to the Burlington Housing Authority’s afterschool program, where she creates weekly lesson plans to develop and cultivate the public speaking skills of the program’s middle-high school age girls.

In addition to spending the spring 2015 semester abroad in Alicante, Spain, Shakori has represented Elon both nationally and globally, as she was selected to join a research team that traveled to Berlin, Germany in August 2013 to conduct international research at the Internet Society’s Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. After continuing to develop this research in an independent studies course, she then traveled to the University of Kentucky in April 2014 to present the findings at the 2014 National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Shakori has also represented Elon through competing on the Elon University Sales Team, where she traveled to The University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in October 2014 to compete in the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up national competition, where she was ultimately awarded First Runner-Up. Shakori then traveled to Muncie, Indiana in October 2015 to compete in the Ball State University Regional Sales Competition and was ultimately named 1st place Sales Champion.

Professionally, Shakori has served as an Inside Sales Intern with EMC Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, an Advertising Sales Intern with NBCUniversal in New York, New York, and as an Advertising Sales Intern with Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. Shakori was awarded a fully-expense paid summer in New York after being named a 2015 International Radio and Television Society Summer Fellow, a distinction awarded to 30 young professionals among an applicant pool of over 1000. Through this program, Shakori was granted exclusive access and exposure to New York’s top media outlets and key players, based upon IRTS’ mission to build future media leaders by increasing access, education and diversity in the media industry. Along with interests in venture capital, digital technology and production finance, Shakori is diligently working towards her chief ambition of one day serving the media industry through Executive-level leadership in sales, business development and strategy.

2012 Recipient:
Alexandra Robinson '15

Alexandra Robinson is a project assistant for the Southern and East Africa (SEA) Program at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Washington, D.C. In her role as a project assistant she assists with program implementation for the regional programs with the African Union and the intergovernmental-Authority on Development.

Alexandra graduated from Elon University in 2015 where she was a double major in Religious Studies and International Studies with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. She was a member of Sign Iota Rho and the National Residence Hall Honary. Alexandra received a Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Award all four years at Elon.

During her time at Elon, Alexandra was an active member of the Ballroom Dance Club and Arabic Language Organization. In her role as a Resident Assistant she helped mentor incoming first-year students and helped guide them through challenges that many first-year students face such homesickness and deciding a major, for nearly three years.

Alexandra was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Amman, Jordan during the Spring of her Junior year at Elon. “Studying abroad was the most impactful experience”, she says. “Everyone tells you it [studying abroad] will be a time to learn about other cultures and peoples, but for me I learned the most about myself during my time abroad.” On top of the course study she volunteered at Reclaim Childhood, a non-profit that aims to empower girls and young women through sport.

After studying abroad Alexandra participated in Elon’s Study USA program in Washington, D.C. where she interned at the Protection Project. A non-profit that focuses on the promotion of human rights values throughout the world. Alexandra is passionate about human rights and advocacy. She strongly believes that one person can make a change. Alexandra would like to thank EBAN for the support it has shown her through the years. “Without the financial and emotional support EBAN has shown me throughout my Elon career, I would not be where I am today”.