Seated (left to right): Maryanne Momeh (Creekview HS), Mariah Sullen (Cherokee HS), Gerodia Apaloo (Etowah HS), Sahara Curtis (Creekview HS)

Standing (left to right): Melissa Kiruthi (iGrad Academy), Clifford Daniel (Creekview HS), Mrs. Mindy Baker (CFO, OxBlue), Ms. Sandra Lee Williams (3rd Vice President & Scholarship Fund Founder, Cherokee County NAACP), Dr. Michelle Francis (Member-At- Large & Scholarship Committee Member, Cherokee County NAACP), Hannah Smith (Woodstock HS), Julian Dorvilus (Creekview HS)

Cherokee County NAACP STEM Scholarship Program

Eight Cherokee County School District (CCSD) graduating seniors were awarded laptop computers as part of the Cherokee County NAACP STEM Scholarship Program. The program was developed to provide resources to students living in Cherokee County who wish to pursue college or career readiness programs beyond high school.

This year’s scholarships were funded via a grant sponsored by OxBlue Foundation. The scholarships were in the form of laptop computers and awarded to CCSD graduating seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in STEM-related fields.

Finalists were selected from a pool of applicants based on their academic performance, character, educational and career goals, and interviews. The laptop computers were presented to each finalist at Cherokee County NAACP’s 2nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, held on November 11, 2023, at Victory Hall at The Buzz, in Canton, GA.

We encourage the financial support of corporations, companies, families, private trusts, and individuals wishing to join us in this initiative to honor and assist those who are the future of the Cherokee County community.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the NAACP's work to assist students living in Cherokee County.

STEM Scholarship Award Recipients

Gerodia Apaloo (Etowah HS)

Sahara Curtis (Creekview HS)

Clifford Daniel (Creekview HS)

Julian Dorvilus (Creekview HS)

Melissa Kiruthi (iGrad Academy)

Maryanne Momeh (Creekview HS)

Hannah Smith (Woodstock HS)

Mariah Sullen (Cherokee HS)