About T.R.I.U.M.P.H.

Who We Are

To Reach Into the Underrepresented to Mentor and Provide Hope (T.R.I.U.M.P.H.) is scholarship fund that was founded in 2011 by Racheida Lewis and Ashley Jackson during their term as President and Vice President (respectively) of the National Society of Black Engineers at Virginia Commonwealth University (NSBE @ VCU). This scholarship was founded on the basic principle of “lifting up the community in which we serve”, with the purpose of financially supporting high school seniors in the Richmond community as well as recognizing hardworking students at VCU.

Our Mission

As first generation college students in the field of engineering, the Founders decided to expand T.R.I.U.M.P.H. beyond the Richmond community and monetary support and additionally work towards serving first generation students interested in pursuing S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, increasing S.T.E.M. awareness, and preparing youth for higher education. As T.R.I.U.M.P.H. continues to grow, the founders hope to nurture their roots to ensure that first generation minority students pursuing S.T.E.M. degrees have the foundation necessary to grow within their field and plant seeds within their community.

Various programs and workshops will be implemented through outreach efforts to explore the realms of S.T.E.M. and provide various information and resources regarding the application process for college, personal statements, and major scholarships.

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