Welcoming the 2021-2023 Muhammad Ali Scholar Cohort!

 The Muhammad Ali Scholars program is a two-year experience combining training, research and service in the areas of social justice, violence prevention and peace building.  Recruitment for the program looked very different from previous years due to our current COVID-19 Pandemic, however, the Institute saw a 50% increase in applicants this year. With being said we are pleased to announce our new 2021-2023 Muhammad Ali Scholars Cohort:

  • Edison Pleasants, Majors in Graphic Design, Pan-African Studies & Communication (Louisville, KY)
  • Ashley Aguilera-Rico, Majors in Finance & Business Economics (Louisville, KY)
  • Ren Rowan, Individualized Major (Louisville, KY)
  • Birdie Maxwell, Fine Arts Major/Pre-Medicine (Clarksville, TN)
  • Maeg Heller, Majors in Political Science & Anthropology (Louisville, KY)
  • Shraddha Patel, Majors in Biology & Political Science
  • Taylor Griffith, Criminal Justice Major (Louisville, KY)
  • Pamambuna Touray, Computer Information Systems Major (Lexington, KY)
  • Kaylee Boyd, Biology Major (Uniontown, KY)
  • Aubri Stevenson, Public Health Major/Pre-Medicine (Louisville, KY)

During their time in the program their priorities will include:

  • Creating high-impact projects within Louisville’s communities of disinvestment and marginalization
  • Participating in a structed curriculum designed to expose student to social justice issues in our local community, throughout the nation, and the world
  • Collaborating with the Muhammad Ali Center on joint programming to further understand the six core principals of Muhammad Ali
  • Collaborating with the Muhammad Ali Institute to develop programming which advances the social justice work and the legacy of the Institute
  • Travel to West Africa to learn about issues of social justice through the lens of others as a way to inform their work from a global perspective

Be sure to check out our website for more updates from the 2021-2023 Muhammad Ali Scholar Cohort!