Sarah Graham Kenan Scholarship of Excellence
Sarah Graham Kenan Scholarship is to be awarded to a rising college senior who is a degree-seeking candidate with the following attributes:
- Outstanding characteristics in talent and artistic achievement.
- Excellence in academic performance (a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or better and a cumulative 3.0 or better in academics)
- Exceptional qualities in leadership and citizenship.
The scholarship will cover tuition, fees, room, and board, plus $3,200 stipend for related expenses.
Sarah Graham Kenan Excellence Scholar
Mariah Anton was born and raised on Long Island, New York and is a senior Contemporary Dance major at UNCSA. In addition to her studies within her major, Mariah is actively involved in her school through Student Government Association, Peer Mentors, Student Ambassadors, Welcome Squad, Synergy Project, Student Event Staff and Peer Tutoring. Aside from her on-campus activism, Mariah engages in philanthropic endeavors through church and community-based service. She volunteers with her local YMCA as a ballet demonstrator and assistant, in order to share her craft with dancers both young and old. Additionally, she is involved with her home church’s youth through mentorship programs and outreach. For the past five years Mariah has overseen a committee that provides for the nutritional needs of approximately 250 children attending her church’s Vacation Bible School. When she is not working in the studio or involved in various volunteer activities Mariah enjoys reading the classics, writing poetry and taking photographs.