At the age of 15, Tamika entered the world of motherhood and that changed her life forever. Face by several dilemmas and insecurities, she never gave up, she continued to grind and make a way for herself and her daughter. In June 2003, she graduated from Warwick High School (Newport News, Virginia). She then attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she obtained her Bachelor's in Accounting and a minor in Psychology.
After working as a Staff Accountant for a large corporation in Richmond, VA, she relocated to Atlanta, GA. She worked in public accounting for 5 years at Ernst & Young in the Assurance Practice. In 2016, she married her middle school sweet heart and she started a Consulting role in Accounting. This career change not only provided her with more work-life balance, but also enhanced her mindset to start her own business in 2018.
All of her accomplishments over the years are due to an incredible support system of family and friends. While several family members were instrumental in helping her raise her daughter, her maternal grandmother, Catherine Dickerson, really kept her grounded mentally and financially. She made sure that Tamika never missed a beat. Tamika is forever grateful for everything her grandmother did for her. As such, she has decided to give back to more young women in similar situations, naming this scholarship after her deceased grandmother.
This $500 scholarship award is intended to assist young motherʼs looking to further their education at the collegiate level.
-Georgia and Virginia residents (DMV area)
-High school seniors or 1st year college students (2 or 4 year college/ university) *active enrollment required
-Must be child bearing or a parent currently
-Completion of scholarship application
-Submission of a 1-2 page essay (included in application)
-Copy of acceptance letter for school of choice (evidence of enrollment will be required prior to issuance of scholarship award)
Whenʼs the deadline?
All applications and essays must be submitted by 5 PM on November 30, 2020.
When will the winner be announced?
Official announcement will be made on December 4, 2020. A special dinner will be planned in lieu of the announcement, where the scholarship award will be presented.
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