Emerging Young Leaders Scholarship Named in Honor of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International President
Attorney Carolyn House Stewart
February 16, 2014
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Psi Phi Omega Chapter
To celebrate its recent chapter chartering, Psi Phi Omega chapter of Baltimore, Maryland named its inaugural Emerging Young Leaders Scholarship in honor of International President, Attorney Carolyn House Stewart. The scholarship naming is in recognition of President Stewart’s professional accomplishments and commitment to serving others as a role model for growing girls. The scholarship was presented during the chapter’s recent chartering celebration luncheon. The scholarship winner, Morgan Hardy, was emotional in her awe of Mrs. Stewart as she declared, “I want to grow up and be just like her.”
Chartering President, Joan Wilmer-Stewart echoed the sentiments of the chapter when she said, “We are committed to ensuring that young girls in East Baltimore city are supported and given the resources they need to overcome generations of broken systems in underserved communities we serve. Our international president is a great example of the vision we want these young ladies to have for themselves. We were honored to have her at the event for the inaugural presentation.”
Wilmer-Stewart said that the members are so inspired by International President Stewart, that they have made an investment of human capital and a bold commitment to the principles of basic human rights. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, they are dedicated to devoting their talents and resources to serving others.
“Awareness, advocacy and action are the primary vehicles for the worldwide delivery of their service initiatives under the programmatic theme: Global Leadership through Timeless Service,” Wilmer-Stewart emphasized.
The Emerging Young Leaders Program is a signature program that has impacted over 10,000 girls in grades six through eight by providing leadership development, civic engagement, enhanced academic preparation and character building. The increasing demands of the twenty-first century mandate our youth to be better leaders at a younger age making smart choices with positive consequences.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s international president Attorney Carolyn House Stewart, (center) congratulates Morgan Hardy, the Emerging Young Leaders Scholarship recipient. The Scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Stewart for her leadership and for being a role model to young girls. Also participating in the scholarship presentation are (left) Psi Phi Omega Chapter’s vice president – Roshonda Contee-Davis and Former North Atlantic Regional Director – C. Edith Booker