Voorhees alumna receives a 2020 UNCF Achievement Capstone Scholarship


Voorhees alumna receives a 2020 UNCF Achievement Capstone Scholarship

September 25, 2020

Christina Donovan, Voorhees College Class of 2020 graduate, was recently selected for the 2020 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Achievement Capstone Scholarship.

The $3,500 award is designated for graduate school or professional certification expenses. Members of the Voorhees administration nominated Donovan for the award because of her educational and professional perseverance.

According to UNCF, the goal of the program as “Investing in the next generation of African-American leadership.” This new faculty-nominated scholarship offers students a one-time financial award which they can use to retire educational costs or pay for future educational expenses.

Donovan said she would like to think UNCF for selecting her as a recipient and her alma mater for nominating her. “This scholarship will help assist me with continuing my education without worrying about the financial burdens or having to repay another loan.”

Currently, she is a graduate student at the Citadel Graduate College majoring in international politics and military affairs. While in graduate school, Donovan serves as a staff assistant and legislative correspondent within the United States House of Representatives.

During her matriculation at Voorhees, Donovan served as president of the Student Government Association from 2018-2019, the National Council of Negro Women, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team, the Mass Communications Club, and the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

In addition, she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication.

Christina Donovan