SUPPORT THE INAUGURAL OPTIMIZING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
On September 27, 2020, MIKAEL DAVIS CONSULTING hosted the inaugural Optimizing Student Achievement Awards to recognize three local educators whose exemplary service in Newport News Public Schools and at the Doris Miller Community Center significantly improved the lived experiences of thousands of students on the Virginia Peninsula.
Annually, MIKAEL DAVIS CONSULTING will seek to raise funds to award two $1,000 Thelma Danley Scholarships to a Newport News Public Schools graduate who is either a Physical Education or an Education major at Norfolk State University, two $1,000 David Lilley Scholarships; one to a Newport News Public Schools graduate who is an English Major at Christopher Newport University and another to an Education major at Old Dominion University, two $1,000 Ben Moore Memorial Scholarships to education majors at Livingstone University.
We are partnering with the Kappa Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to award two Wendell T. Foster Scholarships totaling $3,881; one each to a low-income or first generation freshman and sophomore at the College of William & Mary. Those scholarships will be announced on December 4, 2020 and awards will be dispersed before the start of the second semester at William & Mary.
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES
Additionally, through a partnership with the Office of Student Achievement at Hampton University, this year we are recognizing honorees who influenced our Chief Academic Officer to initially pursue a career as an educator and whose inspiration served as the impetus for the TeachersBox SAT Prep Series and the college access work that has secured nearly $20 Million in federal grants and merit-based scholarships to support undergraduate degree completion in the Commonwealth and across the nation. This year, we recognized three graduate assistants who receive tuition support and nine undergraduates whose summer, fall, and spring research is being supported by federal funds secured by Mikael Davis to facilitate degree completion amongst low-income and first-generation students.