PHADA Congratulates Bollinger Scholarship Winner, Chloe-Olivia Gloston
PHADA is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Scholarship Programs. Chloe-Olivia Gloston of Matthews, NC, has been awarded the 2021 Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship. Chloe-Olivia is currently 16 years old and is an early graduate of Queens Grant High School, completing her studies in three years. From kindergarten to 9th grade she was a victim of bullying. She was taken out of school in 4th grade and homeschooled but decided to return to the same school in 5th grade to face her bullies and stand up for what was right.
By age 13 she had such a passion for the heart of those who were bullied that she started “Beyond the Bullying Weekend Getaway” in 2018 in hopes of giving them at least one weekend with no bullying by providing 20–30 youth an all-expenses-paid weekend at a hotel with confidence-building group activities. In 2019 and 2020, Chloe-Olivia and her team provided Christmas for about 250 families. During the pandemic, she helped with feeding the homeless, made donations to other community organizations, and provided food, paper products, disinfectant wipes & sprays for families in need. The Chloe-Olivia Foundation is now the housing nonprofit company for all of her events listed above and more.
While Chloe-Olivia has many proud moments, being the youngest to receive a certification for National Community Service and Advocacy from the Global International Alliance by Dr. Lenoar Petterson, Ambassador for President Barack Obama, was one of her proudest moments. She also received an Honorary Ambassadorship of Humanitarianism from the same organization and is scheduled to receive her Honorary Doctorate when she turns 18.
Chloe-Olivia has appeared on TV and radio stations locally, nationally, and internationally. She is an international recording artist, singer-songwriter, actress, anti-bullying advocate, multi-award winner, pianist, and motivational speaker. She has written over one-hundred songs and travels nationally and internationally sharing her story and songs in hopes of inspiring victims of bullying all over the world from children to adults.
2021 Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship Winner
PHADA’s 2021 Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship has been awarded to Jaymie Montout of Cambridge, MA. This fall, Jaymie will be attending Howard University study Nursing on a Pre-Medical track. She writes that she is “extremely happy to be awarded the PHADA Freedom and Civil Rights Scholarship as it has made my dream of attending a Historically Black College or University financially possible.” Her goal is to learn more about how she can give back to the Black community and do her part in promoting change to help resolve issues involving racial inequality, specifically in the medical field.
2021 an McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship Winner
Through the generosity of our partner, Nan McKay Associates, the 2021 Nan McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship has been awarded to Analisa Cheairs of New Albany, MS. Analisa is an honor student who takes several dual credit college courses. She is also an active member of several extracurricular activities at her school including Jr. Alderman, Anchor Club, Freshman Mentor, HOSA, FBLA Mu Alpha Theta, Band, Basketball, National Technical Honor Society, and National Honor Society. Analisa works at Sugaree’s Bakery in New Albany and plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to major in biology. Her career goal is to be a pediatric physician.
Congratulations to the 2021 PHADA Scholarship Program winners. PHADA wishes them the best of luck with their continued studies in college and beyond!