Two Black Students Among the First Class of Reagan Foundation Scholars

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has announced the first class of 22 Reagan Foundation Scholars. Each recipient receives $10,000 for up to four years to support their college education. The 22 winners were chosen from among more than 5,300 applicants. Winners were chosen for their academic and other achievements and their embodiment of traits such as leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. The scholarship program is endowed by a $15 million grant from General Electric.

Among the 22 Reagan Foundation Scholars are two black students.

Gabriella Momah finished at the top of her high school class in Chino Hills, California. In high school, she was the captain of the volleyball team as well as the wind ensemble and marching band. She is attending Stanford University.

Obagaeli Ngene-Igwe is from Columbus, Ohio, and is attending Ohio State University. In high school she belonged to the Creative Writers Club, the International Club, and the Ohio State Women in Engineering Rise program

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