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Tashmay Jones Earns Full-Tuition Scholarship to Attend University of Miami Chemistry Graduate Program


Written by: Jhada Walker

Student Writer

When Tashmay Jones, a senior at Bethune-Cookman University, isn’t marching alongside the Marching Wildcats, she’s anticipating her May 2018 Spring graduation. Originally, Tashmay dreamed of becoming a dentist, but decided to major in chemistry with aspirations of becoming a college professor.

“I chose to major in a relatively unpopular field, but I did so that I could learn something new. I don’t like the feeling I get when I don’t understand something, so rather than avoiding it, I dove right in to learn more about it,” Tashmay said. While at B-CU Tashmay encountered some true supporters.

“Being at Bethune-Cookman University allowed me to work under Dr. Vishwa Trivedi, which opened many doors. Dr. Cobb-Abdullah allowed me to be one of her interns my first year in college, which opened me up to the world of academic research,” she said.

Tashmay learned recently that she was admitted to the University of Miami graduate program in Fall 2018. She was a awarded a full-tuition scholarship valued at $41,800 per year, renewable for up to five years.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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