2017 – 2018 Recipient Profiles


Isaiah Cunningham
I am currently a Junior
Entrepreneurship Major. I
am involved in a few organizations
on campus such
as Alpha Kappa Psi Professional
Business Fraternity,
Student Orientation Assistant,
Student Government
Association and Scholars
Academy.

Clarkston Ellerby
A freshman, duel degree
Engineering Major, from
Nashville, TN. I graduated
from Hume Fogg High
School in May of 2017. I am
a member of NSBE and a
part of the Honors College
at Morehouse College. I enjoy
playing Basketball, listening to and producing
music, and I enjoy reading. I aspire to be a
successful engineer.

Damarius Drumwright
I️ am nineteen years old. I️
am from Nashville Tennessee
and have lived here my
whole life.. I️ am currently
enrolled as a freshman at
Belmont University in the
Mike Curb college of Entertainment
and Music Business.
My current major is Music Businesses. I️
am also currently in the midst of changing my
major. My current career aims are to work in the
music industry I‘ have not decided on anything
since I am redirecting the path I️ will be taking
toward my major. Although, I️ do not have any
current aims for my career I️ know for sure that
no matter what I️ am doing I️ want to work with
children in some form or shape.

Currently I️ am involved with multiple organizations
on campus which include: Chamber orchestra,
University Singers, a member or the
Core council, President of Community Council,
and a part of the Bruin recruiters.


Jaron Hayes
An Architectural Engineering
major at Tennessee
State University. I want to
begin by expressing my
extreme gratitude for this
scholarship awarded to me
by the Tau Lambda Education
Foundation. I am very
thankful for the scholarship I received. The
financial support has provided me an ease
of mind during my college experience. I am
enrolled at Tennessee State University with
a major in architectural engineering. So far, I
have received high marks in courses with three
A’s along with three B’s. I plan to continue with
this trend throughout my college matriculation
and intend to set myself up for a successful and
profitable architectural career. Again, I thank
you very much for the opportunity and acknowledgement.
My goals are now closer to fulfillment.

Jazon Hayes
Jazon is attending the
University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga. I want to give
a genuine thank you to the
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Inc. for providing me with a
scholarship, which has so
greatly impacted my college
experience. This scholarship has helped to
remove mental and financial stress I had before
coming to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
I want to make it known that the Tau
Lambda Education Foundation is forever appreciated.
I continue enjoy school and become
involved in various campus activities. Again,
I thank you very much for the opportunity and
acknowledgement.

Welton Pride
I am a Junior at the University
of Tennessee majoring
in Marketing with a Collateral
in Entrepreneurship
and minoring in Africana
Studies.

Here on campus, I am
heavily involved with multiple organizations with
many leadership roles. I am on the executive
board of Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business
Fraternity as the Vice President of Marketing.
I am also a Haslam College of Business
Ambassador, as well as a Diversity Advancement
Program Liaison. These positions are
responsible for representing the Haslam College
of Business at various events and special
occasions as well as aiding in the recruitment
of potential students who are interested in attending
the University of Tennessee. I am also
a peer mentor through the Multicultural Mentoring
Program, where we lend our counsel and
advice to freshman to enhance in their college
experience and lead to a higher retention the
students in the program. I am also a member
of Campus Events Board (CEB) where we host
events, speakers, and programs for the entire
student body. And finally, I am a member of the
National Society of Leadership and Success
where we develop leadership skills and cultivate
connections with fellow student leaders on
campus.

I want to thank the Alphas for their constant
support and pushing me to make the most out
of myself. They have been so instrumental in
my growth and maturation process and I am
thankful for the assistance they have, and continue
to give.


Elijah Horton
Currently a freshmen Agriculture
and Environmental
Science major at North Carolina
A&T State University.
Horton has participated in
several summer education
programs including, Tennessee
State University
Agriculture Apprenticeship
Program, the Purdue University Minority Engineering
Program, University of Tennessee
Engineering Summer Program (won best car
design), TSU P.E.P.S.I Summer Program (won
best bridge and robot design), and shadowed
a chemical engineering professor at Vanderbilt
University. He lists musician as an extracurricular
skill.