Black Alumni awards Frazier Thompson Scholarships

Author: Kathleen Joyce


The Black Alumni of Notre Dame (BA of ND) has selected four University of Notre Dame juniors as its 2005-06 Frazier Thompson Scholarship winners.Selected for excellence in academics and service to the African-American and Notre Dame communities, each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward senior year expenses.

The Frazier Scholars have participated in a wide variety of activities including academic clubs, campus employment, cultural and ethnic clubs, dance, residence hall leadership, community service, faith-based organizations, musical groups, university committees, and varsity football.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Rhea Boyd, a self-designed Africana Studies and Health major fromAkron,Ohio, who aspires to become a pediatrician
  • Anne Marie Desir, a political science and French major fromMiami, who plans to attend graduate school in preparation for child advocacy work
  • Prince Lowe, a mathematics and secondary education major fromDolton,Ill., who also is pursuing a bachelor degree in business administration and intends to earn a doctorate in mathematics and pursue a career in education
  • Matt Mitchell, a political science and Spanish major fromMemphis, is a cornerback on the football team and plans to pursue immigration or human rights law after graduation.

The BA of ND established the fund in 1997 in honor of the late Frazier Thompson, a pre-professional major, track athlete and the Universitys first African-American alumnus who was graduated in 1947.Since 1998, the BA of ND has provided $47,500 of financial relief to 19 students.The endowment is now more than $900,000.

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