Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund Awards Five Stellar Scholars

Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund is delighted to announce its Scholarship Recipients for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

Online PR News – 31-August-2022 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund is delighted to announce its Scholarship Recipients for the 2022-2023 Academic Year! These African-American Scholars have distinguished themselves academically, in the community and in their churches and will attend post-secondary institutions such as Marquette University, Spelman College, University of Cincinnati, Anderson University and North Carolina AT&T.

Kamaria Gragston is a graduate of DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, Ohio with a 3.68 GPA. She plans to attend Marquette University, majoring in Exercise Science. She has been on the honor roll all four years and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as recipient of leadership and academic awards. She works part-time, is a Student Ambassador, Student Council member, a Varsity Cheerleader, and a member of the Competitive Dance Team. As a member of the school’s service team, she volunteers once a week at a homeless shelter and has helped to organize a service trip for classmates. At church she works with the Children’s ministry and helps with the food pantry and collections of school supplies.

Maraja L. Moss is a graduate of Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio Summa Cum Laude with a 4.198 GPA. She plans to attend Spelman College, majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish. She is a member of the National Honor Society with honors in Math, Science, and Spanish. She works a part-time job, serves as founder and President of the Diversity Club, founder of the Poetry Club, and member of the Medical Club and Mock Trial participant. She founded an after- school program providing tutoring services as well as providing translation support for Spanish speakers. She also created a non-profit for children from different countries creating care packages, written personal letters, and raised $1000.00 for underserved inner-city schools and third world countries. She also has donated to Doctors Without Borders. She serves as a small group leader for 3-5 year olds at her church. Her Christian Leadership is also demonstrated through her volunteer work and activities in the community.

Justin Tatum is a graduate of Hughes High School in Cincinnati, Ohio with a 3.5 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He participates in the school choir, student government, football and Chess Club, talent shows, Glee Club and Bearcat Academy. He is a member of the Local School Decision Making Committee and the Young Life Program with college level students to learn more about God. At church he serves as a mime, is a member of the music ministry and provides technical support.

Maya Turner is a graduate of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana with a 3.45 GPA receiving an honors diploma. She plans to attend Anderson University, majoring in Elementary Education. She received the Academic Giant Award, works a part-time job, played basketball for 4 years, member of the student council and recycling club and was the Homecoming Queen. She is a member of the of the Ben Davis Giants camp and volunteers for the following organizations: Ronald McDonald House, Million Meal Movement, Eagle Elementary Student volunteer, and Clinton Young Elementary Student volunteer. She participated in the Heart Walk and Breast Cancer Walk. She is member of Traders Point Christian Church where she is a participant of the Catalyst Student group and works with the Food Bank. She participates in church regularly and shares God’s word with others. She honors her parents, respects her family’s values and demonstrates to her peers that you can have fun while maintaining Christian values.

Jamari Ware is a graduate and the Valedictorian of Dater High School in Cincinnati, Ohio with a 4.0 GPA. He plans to attend North Carolina A&T University, majoring in Math and Music Education. He is a member of the National Honor Society, participated in AP courses and is an honor roll student. He is the Senior Class President and member of the MORE program for young men. Additionally, he received a certificate from the University of Chicago Science and German Program, participating in hands on science and German activities for over a week. He is a member of the Percussion Ensemble, the Jazz Band, the Marching Band, Music Club, German Club, and the Outdoor Adventure Club. He works a part-time job and has been involved with the West High Community Clean Up program, Book Drives, and volunteers at the public library. He is a member of the Miracle Holiness Church, plays the drums for the church and participates in other musical activities as well as being involved with Children’s Church and Vacation Bible School.

Please join the Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund in congratulating this awesome, accomplished set of young scholars and community volunteers!

About Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund

The Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund recognizes and honors African-American students that live a Christian lifestyle, exemplify academic excellence, and contribute to our community. The Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation in memory of Helen Lee Gentry, who was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Southern Baptist Church for many years. The Fund has awarded over $18,000 in college scholarships to very deserving students who attend prestigious colleges such as Tuskegee Institute, Duke University, Spelman College, Ohio State University, Wellesley College, Marquette University, University of Cincinnati, Anderson University, North Carolina AT&T and Wittenberg University.