rOIIYAL INK SCHOLAR Hall OF FAME
2018-19 rif sCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
"Hello, my name is Peyton Westbrook and I'm a freshman attending the illustrious Xavier University of Louisiana. It's an unfortunate fact that money plays such a large part in the ability to get a college education, but it's a problem that is truly unavoidable. With the RIF Black Excellence Scholarship I will be able to lessen the financial burden of going to college, and focus more on grades and getting involved in post secondary activities. I'd also like to thank Adriiana Jackson for her philanthropy and seeing my desire to do great things. Thank you so much for selecting me as the recipient for the 2018-19 RIF Black Excellence Scholarship, I'm truly overjoyed!"
2018-19 rOIIYAL INK TRAINING CAMP Scholarship Recipient
"My name is Maniya Watkins, and I am a freshman attending northwest Kansas Technical College. I am majoring In Law. This scholarship will help me focus more on my athletics and academics and not my financial situation. It will continue to push me on and off the court, and help me remember that hard work pays off and some."
2017-18 RIF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Sasha Wimbley is a senior who attends North Shore Senior High School. When she graduates, her plan is to attend Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2018. To further her education, she plans on studying Kinesiology as her major and dance as her minor. This scholarship will help further her future and education, by supporting her efforts to become an Osteopathic Physician. Due to her athletic and active background she plans to give back in this field. Sasha wants to help aid others who have had challenges in pursuing a sport, art, or activity that they love.
2017-18 RIF Scholarship Recipient
John F. Lawson II is a 19-year-old, sophomore, mass communication major with a concentration in public relations from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is the youngest of his mother’s four children. After graduating from Dillard University in May of 2020, John plans on jump starting his career as a celebrity publicist in the sports and entertainment industry. Once he is well-established, he has plans to start a nonprofit organization in his hometown to tutor and mentor young, African-American students, as well as providing them with scholarships to attend any HBCU in the country. After seeing the amazing work of the Roiiyal Ink Foundation and be awarded the scholarship, John is inspired to branch out his potential nonprofit organization to students across the United States after seeing its success in his hometown. John lives by the scripture, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not into your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3: 5-6).