The Annette Elias-Lucy Andrews Scholarship was founded in 20019 to reward young, bright African-American students who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to excellence in business. This scholarship is sponsored by Dr. Daryl and Estraletta Green.
Within this scholarship fund, the primary focus is recruiting and retaining quality African-American students in the business college.
This scholarship fund is in honor of the late Annette Elias, the mother of Dr. Daryl Green, business professor, and the late Lucy Andrews, the mother of Estraletta Green, Dr. Green’s wife. These women were strong matriarchs of their families, faithful Christians, and empowered entrepreneurs. The total amount will be $500 to be awarded once a year.
Education is a doorway to opportunities. Yet, millions of African-American children are on a crash course to hopelessness and a life of despair. Jesus discussed the importance of taking care of the less fortunate in his teaching: “Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40). Love is about stewardship in action! According to a 2018 study, black children continue to lag behind white children in key areas including housing, economics, social justice, and civic engagement. While the study found that there is a computer in nearly every American household (94%), only 78% of black homes have internet access.
In Oklahoma, black children still find themselves struggling as well:
The predominately black community can be described by:
Recipients shall be second semester freshmen, sophomore, or junior who are African-American students majoring in marketing or a business major. Priority shall be given to students who plan to focus on entrepreneurship, digital media, or marketing. This scholarship will be awarded to students who have outstanding academic records (at least 3.0 GPA). Students must have a completed LinkedIn profile, including a professional photo.