Kennidi Harvey from Douglasville, Ga., was awarded a $500 scholarship for first place.
Three students were awarded a total of $1,000 in scholarships for their winning entries in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Business and Auxiliary Services (BAS) Inaugural Student Essay Contest.
First year broadcast journalism student Kennidi Harvey of Douglasville, Ga., was awarded a $500 scholarship for first place; second year computer engineering student Mario Brown of Hollywood, Fla., was awarded a $300 scholarship for second place and first year biology pre-medicine student Dorrian Stringfellow of Meridian, Mississippi, was awarded a $200 scholarship for third place.
FAMU’s BAS hosted its inaugural BAS Student Essay Contest to learn more about the impact of student services and share student success stories.
Scholarships were provided by BAS Corporate partners Barnes and Noble, Design Solution Group (RevenueVision) and CSC ServiceWorks.
The essays were evaluated by a team of five judges on style, content, grammar, originality, clarity, conciseness, articulation and organization. Ten finalists were selected out of 30 student submissions. The other seven finalists were: Ayhana Austin, Maurice Gilbert, Zaire Johnson, Charles Rutland, Kennedy Smith, Britney St. Vil and Mariah Wiggs.