2020-2021 scholarship

We are pleased to announce the third annual awarding of the BYU Black Alumni Society Scholarship!  For the past two years we have awarded a $1,000 scholarship to three students each year.  

This year, thanks to the generosity of alumni and other committed supporters, we have raised enough funds to award four scholarships of $1,000! 

As in previous years, the scholarship award will apply to the Winter semester.  Please encourage any interested students to complete the Scholarship Application by 11:59 p.m. MDT on Sunday, November 08, 2020.  To ensure impartiality, the BAS Board of Directors reviews all applications with the names redacted.

2019-2020 scholarship recipients

Below are the winners of the 2019-2020 Black Alumni Society Scholarship!  Thanks to your generous donations we were able to award three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each! 

Weedney Byron

Weedney Byron is a junior Creative Advertising major, Creative Writing minor from Port-au-prince, Haiti. Weedney served an LDS mission in New Jersey, Morristown from 2017-2019, and currently works as a Haitian-Creole Instructor at the Provo Missionary Training Center. She plans on getting her Masters in Business after graduation.

Taylor Munlin

Taylor Munlin is a transfer student from Vanderbilt University. She is a History Teaching major, French Teaching and Africana Studies minor from Dallas, TX. Taylor served an LDS mission in the French West Indies from 2017-2019. She is a member of the BYUSA Student Advisory Council and is also a Teaching Assistant for the Elementary Education Social Sciences. She plans to teach at the secondary level and attend graduate school after BYU.

Abena Yirenya Tawiah

Abena Yirenya Tawiah is a senior majoring in Psychology from Ghana. After her undergraduate studies, she plans to continue her education and become a mental health expert in minority communities. Ultimately she plans on giving back to her homeland to help improve not only the culture towards mental health but also be a resource to the academic and professional community.


From left to right: Recipient Déborah Aléxis ’20, Keynote Speaker Darius Grey, Recipient Moremi Hamblin ’19, and Recipient Ekow Amakye ’20