2021-2023 Muhammad Ali Scholars
We are excited to work with this cohort of Muhammad Ali Scholars! They will travel domestically in May 2022 and will work closely to create a social change project in 2023! Be on the lookout for opportunities to support and collaborate!
Finance & Business Economics Majors
Area of Interest: Education
"[Education] is the foundation for a lot of opportunities and if we don't fix the injustice there first, then it creates a lot more walls in our paths to overcome and to excel."
Kaylee 'Kay' Boyd
Area of Interest: Equity in medical practice & medicinal access
"Addressing equities in education-both medical and academic- is a vital step towards enabling POC youth to achieve whatever goals they have set for themselves."
Pan-African Studies Major
Social Change and Physics Minor
Area of Interest: Racial Justice within the U.S. justice system
"Instead of desperately trying to fix a broken justice system, we need to realize that it isn't broken. it was never meant to serve marginalized communities. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can dismantle a system that issues verdicts based on skin color rather than compassion, logic, and reason."
Kyelia 'Birdie' Maxwell
Fine Arts Major
Area of Interest: Healthcare
"I want more representation of Black people in fields of mistrust such as the medical field and healthcare."
Math & Sociology with a track in Diversity and Inequality Majors
Political Science & Classical Studies Minor
Area of Interest: Education Equity
"I want to work toward an education system that truly provides equal opportunity for upward mobility and ensures that no one is restricted in their academic endeavors by their address."
Graphic Design Major
Pan-African Studies & Communication Minors
Area of Interest: Education within Jefferson County Public Schools
"There's nothing the world fears more than an educated Black woman."
Individualized & Pan-African Studies Major
Area of Interest: Black Art & Activism
"Social justice is intrinsically linked to the well-being of all people regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or political ideology. I see art, inspired and developed by social justice movements, as a visual reminder that a better world is possible and that I can help create it."
Public Health Major
Area of Interest: Advancement of Black People
"I am very much and most involved in the fight for the advancement of Black people in America."
Computer Information Systems Major
Area of Interest: Mental Health for Underrepresented Youth
"Protect your freedom, protect your rights, and most importantly protect your state-of-mind."