United Negro College Fund Selects Ashlynn Lee As 2021 Scholarship Recipient

United Negro College Fund Selects Ashlynn Lee As 2021 Scholarship Recipient

United Negro College Fund Selects Ashlynn Lee As 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Bennett College is pleased to share, Ashlynn Lee is a 2021 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship recipient, an award provided by the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members and more than $100 million in scholarships and provides students with internships and fellowships.

“I am beyond blessed and grateful that I was selected as a UNCF recipient scholar,” said Lee. “This award encourages academically inquisitive individuals, like me, who have a passion for pursuing higher education.”

“I am extremely proud of Ashlynn Lee for being selected as a UNCF Scholar. I congratulate her on her journey as a student, professional and a leader in medicine,” said Vice President Catherine R. Hurd, Enrollment Management and Student Experience. “Ashlynn represents the caliber of students who attend and graduate from Bennett College, and I am convinced that she will continue to make the College proud.”

For Lee, pursuing a higher education meant breaking generational curses and providing an opportunity for social mobility. Lee is a graduate of Bennett College, where she majored in biology with a minor in chemistry and is currently a medical graduate student at Duke University. Originally from Windsor, a small rural town in eastern North Carolina, Lee knew she wanted to use medicine to serve underserved, minority communities.

“Bennett prepared me well for the future. In my four years, I have grown academically, personally and professionally, due to the relationships with my professors, faculty, staff and fellow students. I honestly feel as if I can accomplish anything,” said Lee.

Lee will use her $3,000 scholarship award towards student loans and tuition at Duke.

“It is an honor to have one of our Bennett Belles to have been selected as a recipient of the UNCF Scholarship. This scholarship award demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to students of color and the pursuit of higher education,” continued Dr. Hurd.


Bennett College

Founded in 1873, Bennett College is a historically Black, liberal arts college committed to cultivating bold women leaders, entrepreneurs and agents of social change. Bennett combines an entrepreneurial spirit with a leading-edge vision for the future and emphasizes an integrated approach to its student body’s intellectual, social and spiritual development. Beyond its undergraduate degree program, its continuing studies offerings provide learning opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment, engaging and inspiring women to connect, exchange ideas and upskill. For more information about Bennett College, visit bennett.edu.


United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste®.” Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

United Negro College Fund Selects Ashlynn Lee As 2021 Scholarship Recipient


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