Engineering Students Awarded Villanova Women of Color Scholarships
First awarded in 2002, the Villanova Women of Color Scholarship benefits underrepresented female students attending Villanova University. At the 2013 Scholarship Luncheon, two engineering majors — Aleshia Ayers ’15 CEE and Brittany Davis ’15 ChE — were presented with this year’s awards.
Originally from Sacramento, California, Aleisha Ayers was recruited to play softball at Villanova and also notes that she was attracted to “Villanova’s award-winning College of Engineering.” A Civil Engineering major with a mathematics’ minor, Aleisha is in the Honors program and plans to become a structural engineer.
Brittany Davis is a Philadelphia native majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Business and Engineering Entrepreneurship. On campus she serves on the board of the National Honor Society for Black Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. She hopes to one day bring together her love of dance (and its related products) with her interest in chemical engineering.
Established by Nancy C. Lee, former Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs, and current Associate Director Linda Coleman, the Villanova Women of Color Scholarship was designed to aid underrepresented women with college expenses. Recipients of the scholarship are nominated based on:
- Involvement in the Villanova community
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Financial need
- Commitment to service
To learn more, visit the Women of Color page on the Department of Multicultural Affairs’ website.