Two College of arts + Architecture students, Abena Atiemo (pictured above right) and Melinda Erickson (left), have been named the inaugural recipients of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship for Social Justice. Each student will receive $1,500 to assist with their tuition and fees. This funding recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of social action on campus and in their communities.
“Our University is committed to aiding students as they work to help others and create inclusive spaces that benefit UNC Charlotte, their fellow students, their hometowns and the greater Charlotte region,” said Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. “This scholarship will empower Abena, Melinda and future students to use their talents to advocate for causes that impact us all.”