The Anne Garrott Leadership Scholarship Endowment

Anne Marquess Garrott, 1915-2013
President Emerita, SWBCA, Inc.

Anne Garrott was the driving force behind the continuity of core programs of leadership development for women and youth over her nearly 90 years with the organization.

Garrott, a civic leader in Philadelphia for more than half a century, was born on December 27, 1914, and departed this life peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2013, at Chandler Hall in Bucks County. She was the third of three children born to the late Dr. John Miller Marquess and Anna Dickson Marquess while they lived on the campus of Langston University in Oklahoma where Dr. Marquess served as president of the school.

The Board of SWBCA has honored her service and memory by establishing the Anne M. Garrott Leadership Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships and assistance to students and educational programs.

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SWBCA's educational
commitment at work.

Congratulations to all of our
scholarship recipients.

2020

The following students received scholarship aid in their pursuit of higher education as rising or matriculating college students. SWBCA is proud to support their futures through the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship $2500, the Dr. P. Karen Hill Scholarship $2500 or the Anne M. Garrott Book Scholarship $600. We wish them each the best.

Maya Ebony Anderson-SQ

Maya Anderson

Susquehanna University

Maya received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and is a rising sophomore at Susquehanna University. Her major is Creative Writing/ Studio Art. She aspires to become an avant-garde artist and travel the world.

 

Nayla Meeks-SQ

Nayla Meeks

Howard University

Nayla received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and is a rising sophomore attending Howard University. Her major is Public Relations.

 

Imani Johnson-SQ

Imani Johnson

Gwynedd Mercy College

Imani received the Dr. Karen P. Hill Scholarship and s rising Senior at Gwynedd Mercy University. She is a Criminal Justice Major with a Minor in Computer Science Information.

 

Aaron Boone-SQ

Aaron Boone

Northeast High School

Aaron received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and will be a freshman this fall at the University of Valley Forge. He graduated from Northeast High School. Aaron will major in Sports Marketing and plans to become a Sports Broadcaster.

 

Imahnee Mount-SQ

Imahnee Mount

Prep Charter High School

Imahnee received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and is a freshman at Winston-Salem State University. She graduated from Prep Charter High School. Imahneeā€™s major is Social Work with a minor in Psychology.

Siennae Mitchell-SQ

Siennae Mitchell

Bodine High Schoool

Siennae received the Anne M. Garrott Book Scholarship and will be a freshman attending Hampton University this fall. She is a graduate of Bodine High School. Siennae will major in Psychology.

Ollisha Fisher-SQ

Ollisha Fisher

Temple University

Ollisha received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and is a rising senior at Temple University Fox School of Business. She is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Jaylen Park-SQ

Jaylen Vincent

Howard University

Jaylen received the Anne M. Garrott Scholarship and is a rising junior at Howard University. He is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Television and Film and minoring in Photography.

Elijah Khalil Davis-SQ

Elijah Khalil Davis

Morehouse University

Elijah received the Anne M. Garrott Book Scholarship and is a rising sophomore attending Morehouse University. He is a Theater Major with a concentration on Film Production.

Application Process

Southwest Belmont Community Association, Inc. is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation that engaged Glenmede Investments to establish the Anne M. Garrott Leadership Scholarship Endowment in 2011 and to serve as the endowment's investment manager.

Seniors in public, charter, and parochial high schools who are planning to go to college or vocational school and sophomores, juniors, or seniors in college are invited to apply.

The SWBCA Scholarship Committee accepts applications, evaluates, and recommends finalists to the SWBCA Board. Winners and their parents/guardians attend a special awards luncheon each Spring.

High School Application

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College Application

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The submission deadline for applications is mid-April each year.

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