A busy Belle received a great honor for the second year in a row. Amber McGill received a scholarship from the Foot Locker Foundation.
“I was beyond excited, not only because I won a scholarship which is a big deal by itself, I just found it amazing that I was picked.”
McGill a sophomore from Upper Marlboro, Md. got to attend a the 13th annual “On Our Feet” Foot Locker Foundation Gala to benefit the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Through the years the organization has provided more than 600 scholarships.
McGill is a business administration major with a double minor in economics and entrepreneurship expressed how excited she was to be picked to attend something so big and great as the Foot Locker 13th Gala Annual.
“It made me feel like people are watching me and seeing all the hard work I am doing, and finally I’m being recognized for that. I had won this scholarship my freshman year as well but to win it again was one good feeling.”
The “On Our Feet” Gala was held in New York where it was hosted at Gotham Hall in mid-town Manhattan and guest included professional athletes and celebrities. Amber remembers the trip like it was yesterday and how it made her family feel who are Belles themselves.
“The trip was very short, I remember finding out on short notice and leaving Tuesday morning and returning the very next day. But, it was a great feeling to be able to represent for Bennett College. Being a third generation Belle, it made them very proud that I was working hard in school and was able get invited to an event and represent for Bennett Belles.”
Amber McGill is a very active student. She is the founder and president of her own Glam Girls organization, a student ambassador, and a student worker at WNAA radio station at North Carolina A&T State University. She does all of this and maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
“I always tell others focus on doing what’s best for you. Don’t be scared just go for it. Be in organizations that are in line with what you are trying to do, and who you’re trying to be. Do good in school and all the hard work will most definitely pay off.”
By: Ke’Arra Nunnery