On November 11, 2018 the Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation, after an extensive search and vetting process, awarded a $1,500 scholarship to our 2018 recipient Kasandra Shipley. In furtherance of the foundation’s goal to advance and enlarge the number of African American teachers, the foundation was pleased to present this award to a highly qualified candidate. The Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation continues to work to identify candidates who exemplified the vision and mission that the foundation wants to promote and assist.
Here is the 2018 Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation scholarship award recipient:
Kasandra Shipley, California State University Long Beach
Currently attending California State University of Long Beach in the Multiple Subject
Credential Program, and completing her final semester of student teaching this fall. Kasandra, seeking to accomplish her goals and obtain a teaching credential, must dedicate her time to student teaching, workshops, state exams, permit clearances and more. She sought out education to not only help her students grow, but to give her diverse students an opportunity to see a leader/lrole model in someone that represents themselves. Obtaining the Bertram L. Ashe Education Foundation Scholarship will allow her to focus on her future endeavors, such as taking the GRE and applying to graduate school in Educational Psychology & Counseling,
On December 17, 2017 the Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation partnered with PowerGirl Ministries to provide $500 scholarships each to three exceptional recipients. PowerGirls validates, celebrates, and empowers young urban influenced women of color in support of living a productive and God honoring lifestyle. At the 11th Annual PowerGirl Holiday High Tea & Titus II Awards the scholarship recipients were awarded their scholarships. The Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation worked with the PowerGirl Ministries to identify candidates who exemplified the vision and mission that the foundation wants to promote and assist.
Here are the 2017 Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation scholarship award recipients:
Paradyse Oakley, UC Santa Cruz
Currently attending the University of California, Santa Cruz majoring in Political Science and International Relations. Paradyse is currently involved in NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), BWA (Black Women Alliance), BSU (Black Student Union), Klesis, Youth and Government Intern, and DHE (Destination Higher Education) Intern. Originally from South Los Angeles, Paradyse is a graduate of Lawndale High School. Paradyse stays abreast of current events and is eager to learn new things. Her passions are Health, Prison Reform, Education and being a voice for the youth in South LA and she aspires to become a Criminal Justice Lawyer or Public Servant in the Political arena.
JeSanna Washington, CSU Dominguez Hills
Currently attending California State University Dominguez Hills majoring in Mathematics: Education with a career goal of becoming a high school math teacher. JeSanna, a Los Angeles native, is the first in her immediate family to make it this far educationally and is the oldest of 5 and has many eyes looking to her as a mentor and example of what to do in their future.
Jessica Williamson, Pepperdine University
Currently attending Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Jessica’s career goal is to become a clinical psychologist. Her current clinical interests reside in the domain of severe psychopathology and the federal correctional facility mental health crisis. One of her many interests is in exploring ways to allow people who are classified as mentally disordered offenders rehabilitate into society after committing offensive crimes.