URBAN EDUCATOR AWARD: HBCU COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Honoring Antwion Alexander Ball
In the spirit of recognizing extraordinary life work while giving back, KDW Cares Inc is proud to announce an annual HBCU College Education scholarship, in honor of the late Antwion Alexander Ball.
Antwion’s passion was in education and mentorship, teaching Mathematics to students of all ages. It was a gift that came with both ease and pleasure. His unique ability to connect with young people spiritually, academically and socially was a game changer in helping students achieve success. We don’t have to look far to know that outcomes in Reading and Math, specifically in communities of color lag. We also know that these areas are of extreme importance in adulthood as these subject areas aid in problem solving, decision making and one’s ability to communicate. Antwion understood this; therefore, committed his life to providing resources for scholars while being relatable to the social and emotional challenges young people face.
Antwion’s teaching portfolio is a compilation of schools spanning from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Washington, DC, Tennessee, and most recently New York City at the East Harlem Scholars Academy, teaching High School Math where he would connect with students while providing online instruction. Unfortunately, we lost Antwion in late 2020 during the height of the pandemic due to complications caused by Covid-19.
Though Antwion is no longer here with us in the physical we’d like to continue in the work he started in the essence of teaching, providing resources and giving back.
The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 to a high school senior entering college. Scholarship awards will be made directly to the post-secondary institution that the student has been accepted to and enrolled.
- Must be a student of a Baltimore City/County Public High School graduating senior
- No minimum GPA requirement
- Must be entering a Historically Black College in Fall 2022, majoring in one of the following: Math, Science, or Technology
- Must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and show community Involvement
- Must submit an essay in written or video format (*details of essay topic will be provided each year when applications are made available)