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Brianna Howard 2021

Brownsburg graduate wins Manchester full-ride Multicultural Excellence scholarship

Brianna Howard is the first recipient of Manchester University’s new full-ride Multicultural Excellence in Leadership Scholarship. It covers tuition, fees, room and board for up to four years. 

The recent Brownsburg High School graduate has taken advanced placement and honors courses while maintaining a high grade-point average. 

This full-ride scholarship is renewable each year, for a total of four years. It covers tuition, fees and on-campus room and meal plan expenses. Manchester will award one scholarship each year.

 “This scholarship allows us to encourage the leaders of tomorrow,” said Manchester University President Dave McFadden. “Brianna demonstrates a strong commitment to advocate for change and has a strong academic record. We are pleased to welcome her to the Manchester community.”

Howard’s scholarship application essay, “Be the Change,” focused on systemic racism within law enforcement and finding societal solutions that go beyond social media.

“Brianna demonstrates the character and qualities you hope for in a college applicant,” said Alex Gregg, her high school math teacher, adding that she “demonstrated the level of commitment necessary to succeed in college and beyond.”

“Manchester created the Multicultural Excellence in Leadership Scholarship to lift up exceptional and talented students who identify as a racial or ethnic minority,” said Ryon Kaopuiki, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Manchester. “At Manchester, we are creating the next generation of medical practitioners, lawmakers, social justice champions, artists, educators and people of business.”

Multicultural Student Leadership Awards of $2,000 a year will also go to five top finalists. The awards are renewable each year for up to four years.

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June 2021