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Brenika Beltinor Awarded Walton-UNCF Education Fellowship


Brenika Beltinor, a rising senior, majoring in psychology, has been selected as a UNCF Walton K-12 Fellow. The Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship is a leadership and talent development initiative aimed at building a robust pipeline of high-achieving African Americans engaged in education reform in America. Beltinor will be mentored as an operations intern for the Chicago Collegiate Charter School this summer and will receive a $4,000 education stipend, housing allowance and travel to two conferences. 

Actively engaged in campus life, she will serve as president of the Association of Black Psychologists for the 2018 –2019 academic school year and contribute as a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, and Sigma Alpha Pi organizations. 

"As a psychology major, I plan on entering a Psy.D (Doctor of Psychology) program after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. My ultimate goal is to become a psychologist and work with military veterans, children or combat the injustice within our prison system," Beltinor said.

Previously, Beltinor received two scholarships from the United Negro College Fund, the Charleston Family Trust Scholarship and Ray Charles Foundation Scholarship valued at $6,000.

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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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