Emmanuel Ashford – 2019 Scholarship Recipient

Emmanuel Ashford was awarded the 2019 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. scholarship. Emmanuel is a rising senior at Westwood High School and was chosen to attend the NYLF Engineering forum. The scholarship covered his registration fees and airline tickets.

“My experience at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering at the University of California Berkeley was both new and intuitive. Not only was I at a residential camp for a week with a bunch of strangers, I was in a new city, at a campus I had never been to before, in a region of the world I never remembered going to… I can’t thank everyone who helped enough for their efforts. Going to UC Berkeley was a fulfilling opportunity and I may spend the next four years or so on their campus. Thank you [to the 100 Black Men of Austin] for [their] support and for being willing to open [their] hearts to my current and future academic efforts.”

  • E. Ashford, 100 Scholarship Recipient