Fannie Williams Scholarship

The Wilfandel Club is committed to promoting education for young people in the community.  On behalf of the club, the Fannie Williams Scholarship Committee promotes higher education by providing scholarship awards for high school seniors.  The scholarships are designed to financially assist students of color pursue and attend college.  The number of scholarships granted each year, the amount of the scholarships and the recipients shall be determined by the scholarship committee.  Proceeds from club fundraisers fund the scholarship awards.


Eligibility requirements include:

  • Must be a senior currently enrolled in high school.

  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university.

  • Have achieved a minimum score of 700 on the SAT, or 15 on the ACT - WAIVED FOR THE 2021 APPLICATION PROCESS.

  • Have a G.P.A of at least 2.5.

  • Submit a completed scholarship application.

  • Submit an official transcript of grades.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation.

  • Write and submit an essay (topic selected by the scholarship committee).


  1. Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to participate in an interview, and the recipients will be presented to The Wilfandel Club membership and guests during the June program meeting.


Scholarships Recipients


Michigan State University

University of San Francisco


San Jose State University

University of California, LA


California State University, Fullerton


Jared K. Lynch

Attends California State University, Fullerton

Essay excerpt….”Jared is an amazing student as demonstrated by his GPA and he is an extraordinary young man.  He possesses a contagious smile that brightens my office when he enters; a sincere desire to help his peers is imbedded in the core of his being, a relentless drive to succeed makes him a role model for his peers, and he has a deeply rooted focused determination that will make him an asset to any institution of higher learning.  It is no secret that King/Drew High School of Medicine and Science produces scholars that can compete on every level in the educational area, and Jared has earned a place in the top league.”


Khaliq Black

Attends Michigan State University

Essay excerpt….”I would like to go into the medical field and not only help domestically, but also in areas where assistance is desperately needed beyond domestic barriers.  I plan on studying abroad in college to witness first-hand what I am reading in articles….With many suffering from illnesses in the United States, much work still needs to be done.  More directly, I would like to become an orthopedic surgeon and assist others that have been seriously injured.  Offering assistance and making a difference in a person’s life has always been one of my aspirations - no matter the obstacles that may surface.”


Kenzi Brown

Attends University of San Francisco

Essay excerpt….”all I want to do with my life now is help people.  Despite growing up around pain and loss that only a hospital could bring, I want to join the medical field and make a difference through that.  My hope is to graduate from college with a BSN, go straight into a master’s program, and maybe go back to school for a doctorate so that I could be a nurse practitioner. When my uncle was in the hospital, he always spoke fondly of his nurses and how they would make his day.  I appreciate them so much for giving him care in his final days, which is why I want to be that person for other people and their families.”



David Harvey

Attends San Jose State University

Essay excerpt…..”The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) program was the single most factor in my intellectual development. TFI provides undeserved youth with a comprehensive hands-on enrichment program that includes academic, social and emotional support to help them achieve personal and professional success.  The greatest barrier to my intellectual development was myself. I live in an impoverished and gang-infested area of South Central Los Angeles.  Because of negative things I have seen in my community, I developed a mindset that could have easily led to tragedy.  TFI taught me how to succeed despite the lack of resources, and the violence I avoided every day.”


Keiarah Mitchell

Attends University of California, Los Angeles

Essay excerpt….."A major mentor in my road to success, my protector, my big brother was almost taken from me...All  wanted to do was heal him.  Being a hospital volunteer at this time, I tapped into the instincts I had learned.  I would see nurses care for their patients and immediately did the same for my brother.  Through the ordeal, I found myself drawn so much closer to this profession.  I know I want to make a difference in the world by nursing people to health like I did with my brother.  Through his trial, I found my true calling. Knowing that my life can drastically change at any moment makes me so ambitious, passionate and determined.”

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