2017 Legacy Scholarship Recipient
Curtis Stokes Memorial Scholarship
My name is Mikaela White and I attend St. Mary’s Academy, a Catholic all-girls high school in the heart oflnglewood. My cumulative GPA is a 3.56 unweighted and 4.0 weighted. In. my spare time, I run two of my own businesses; Babysitting, where I take care of young children, and Makeup Art, where I do people’s makeup for special occasions. I also like to read and spend time with my friends shopping and having fun. In the fall, I will be attending Howard University as a Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. I plan to earn my Bachelor’s degree and then pursue a Master’s degree in Cosmetic science, leading me to Medical school where I will earn a M.D., PhD in Dermatology. I plan to create my own natural plant-based makeup brand targeting women of color who are also from different nationalities worldwide. My philanthropic endeavors will also include giving back to society by donating a portion of my profits to breast cancer research (because my grandmother is fighting and winning the battle with cancer). And I also plan to donate 10% of my profits to various other organizations fighting for causes that I am extremely passionate about such as deforestation. I aim to meet these goals by excelling in my college courses leading me to graduate at the top of my class. While earning my Masters and Bachelors degrees I will also do internships with plenty of major Cosmetic Brands to learn the necessities of running a Cosmetic Label, satisfying consumers with quality products, and being successful doing it.