A new scholarship in the College of Health Professions and Sciences honors not only a student’s promise, but also their past.
The Invincible Knights Award was created to honor students who demonstrate stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience and hardiness to triumph over difficult circumstances and Charge On! toward a better future.
Dean Christopher Ingersoll was inspired to create the award after hearing the story of Amiyah Murphy-Allison, a social work student who has overcome tragedies in her life on the road to becoming a Knight, including witnessing her mother’s murder at the hands of her stepfather.
“My mother died when she tried to leave my stepfather for a better life,” Murphy-Allison said. “How could I let her death stop me from achieving her dream?”
The Invincible Knights Award is a $2,000 scholarship made possible by charitable donations from both faculty and staff in the college, as well as community partners.
“We want to support our students who show an unwavering commitment to success,” said Ingersoll. “We are pleased to name Amiyah as the first recipient, and we know that she will continue to rise above any challenge that dares get in her path.”
CTA: Every Knight has a story of triumph. If you would like to share your story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.