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United Negro College Fund/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship is a partnership between the Turn 2 Foundation and the United Negro College Fund. The scholarship provides four Jeter's Leaders graduates with $7,500 per year for four years at a Historically Black College or University.

Suewayne Burke

High School: The School for Legal Studies
College: Spelman College
Major: Political science
Quote: "You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you rise from, how you can still come out of it." -- Maya Angelou

Diandra Davidson

High School: Bayside High School, Queens, N.Y.
College: Howard University
Major: Journalism communications
Minor: Fashion Merchandising
Quote: "In order to be a leader and for those to put trust into someone, you must be diligent, willing, and prepared to take the initiative and be a role model; therefore, you have to be influential."

Jaleesa Diaz

High School: Thurgood Marshall Academy
College: Spelman College
Major: English; Focus in sports journalism
Quote: "Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'" -- Clare Booth Luce

Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $19 million in grants.

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Social Change Project
The Project is an event created to share one of the Foundation's principles with communities. Learn more »

Turn 2 Foundation Dinner
The 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner raised more than $1 million for youth initiatives. Learn more »


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