[Dallas, TX.- January 29th,2015]
Student: Brittany Butler
Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Classification & Major : Freshman Major : Pre Law
This Spelman woman is a a future Criminal Psychologist with a 3.5 GPA at Spelman and plans to attend law school after graduating. Originally from Baton Rouge her future goals is to become a television producer with a focus in politics. She goes on to say in her essay that ” Ever since I was a younger child, I always desired to be someone talented and ambitious.” And she is doing just that with her desire to participate in programs such as study abroad and internships to help prepare her for the global career she aspires to have.
At Spelman College she is a member of Beyond Curves where she mentors and supports her follow Spelman sisters. Her community service includes programs such as Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response: 3-D Peer Educator , Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, and serves as a youth professional committed to creating a healthier and safer community in Baton Rouge.
The most influential person in Brittany’s life is a good friend of hers Meghan Gieg. Brittany says , Meghan taught her how to maintain happiness by the technique of writing and she is thankful that Meghan introducing her to this skill. She also mentions that writing is has helped her and is a significant component of her life.
The Baton Rouge of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) recommended Ms. Brittany Butler, Spelman College Class of 2018, for the January 2015 Buddy Scholarship.
Brittany lives by the motto, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
More About Spelman College and the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College:
Spelman College is located in is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta. Spelman is ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges byU.S. News & World Report. The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women.
Read more about the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College
What is the Buddy Scholarship?
The Buddy Scholarship is named after Tom Joyner’s mother, the late Buddy Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be female, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for her race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.