Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE) Awards 2011 Scholarships

Posted on 3/3/2011 9:47:35 AM

Three IUP students were chosen by the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE) as 2011 scholarship recipients.

Two received the K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship, and one was awarded the John S. Shropshire Graduate Scholarship.

2011 K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship Award Winners

Indya Marshall

A sophomore Biology/Pre-Med major from Philadelphia with a current grade-point averageof 3.80, Indya Marshall started her IUP college career at the IUP at Punxsutawney campus. She currently works as a peer tutor for IUP students on both the Indiana campus and the Punxsutawney campus. She has volunteered as a student ambassador for IUP and worked for the American Red Cross during blood drives. She expects to graduate from IUP in 2013 and plans to return to her hometown of Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania for medical school.

Quinshayah Williams

A junior Nursing major from Philadelphia, Quinshayah Williams started her IUP college career at the IUP at Punxsutawney campus and has continued to strive for academic excellence. Currently, she is involved in Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Fraternity, as well as various other social groups and organizations on the IUP campus. She also volunteers her time with administering flu shots to the Indiana County community and works with the American Red Cross during blood drives. She has been on the Dean’s List all three years she has attended IUP.

Scholarship Criteria

The undergraduate winners of the K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship had to meet the following criteria:

  • Scholarship
  • Extracurricular activity participation
  • Leadership qualities
  • Interpersonal qualities
  • Written essay
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

2011 John S. Shropshire Graduate Scholarship Award Winner 

Kathleen André Foreman

A graduate student from Philadelphia, Kathleen André Foreman is in the Ph.D. in English/Composition and TESOL program at IUP and is currently writing her dissertation. She was a graduate assistant for the Center for Teaching Excellence for two years and has been involved with co-teaching, mentoring, and tutoring of undergraduate students. She expects to become a professor one day and teach a first-year college composition course in the U.S. or overseas.

Scholarship Criteria

The John S. Shropshire Graduate Scholarship winner had to meet all the criteria for the K. Leroy Irvis Scholarship and also have earned six graduate hours of study.

About the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE)

The Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education is an organization made up of African Americans and other underrepresented professionals from the public and private sector, education, business, social services, law, and government agencies that have a deep commitment to improving and ensuring the education of underrepresented students.

PBCOHE focuses on key issues affecting the future of higher education in Pennsylvania and provides input to the various sectors of government, education, and community leaders that impact the lives of underrepresented groups at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

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