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In 2012, the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Inc., through its auxiliary the Urban League Guild, continued its tradition of support for MSU Denver by partnering with the Department of Africana Studies to launch a book and supplies scholarship.  Urban League President/CEO Landri Taylor and Guild President Bettye Ellis, working with former League president and current affiliate faculty member in Africana Studies Professor Lawrence Borom, provided two Africana Studies majors $500 scholarships. Since then, the Urban League Guild’s commitment to our students has grown, with the Guild now providing two $1000 scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year to Africana Studies majors or minors in good academic standing.  The Urban League Guild values and hopes to continue the relationship that has been established with MSU Denver.


2015/2016 Urban League Guild Book Scholarship Recipients

  • Samrawit (Kecho) Alemayehu

  • Celeste Pegues

2014/2015 Urban League Guild Book Scholarship Recipients

  • Cristine de la Luna

  • Jamil Shabazz

2013/2014 Urban League Guild Book Scholarship Recipients

  • Darius Carey

  • Jenessa Carr

2012/2013 Urban League Guild Book Scholarship Recipients

  • Alycia Moore

  • Juanita Valdez



Thanks to donations from alums and other members of the community, as well as revenues from summer courses (beginning in 2015), the Department has offered scholarships from time to time.   We hope to offer them on a regular basis beginning in spring 2016.


2015/2016 Africana Studies Scholarship Recipient

  • Jessica Sandoval

  • Samrawit (Kecho) Alemayehu

  • Celeste Pegues

  • Cristine de la Luna

  • Jamil Shabazz

2014/2015 Africana Studies Scholarship Recipient

  • Alana Koenig

2013/2014 Africana Studies Scholarship Recipient

  • Leigh Kirkeeide

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