Tuskegee Distinguished Presidential Scholarship
Christopher “Xavier,” from Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina, is the President of the ASA Guide Right Kappa League, a mentoring program of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Spartanburg-Greenville SC Alumni Chapter. Xavier joined our cohort as a high school freshman and prior to COVID, he and his mother made the drive from Simpsonville, SC to our monthly cohort meeting in Marietta, GA.
Xavier notes, “While I admittedly have not achieved all of the goals that I set during each year that I have participated in the cohort, I have earned high grades in rigorous classes and scored a 30 on the ACT. Achieving these 2 goals resulted in my full college scholarship pathway!”
In addition to taking a rigorous course schedule, Xavier, who plans to major in aerospace engineering, has take such classes as AP World History, AP US History, AP English Lit, AP Physics, and AP Calculus AB, He is a 3-sport varsity athlete (football, track and field, rugby) and a proven leader on and off of the field. In addition to his leadership role as the Kappa League President, he is the defensive captain of his varsity football team, co-caption of his USA South Rugby Team, and is an officer in the STEM Club. His academic honors include the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and being recognized as an AP Scholar.
His hard work paid off with his being recruited to play rugby at the University of Notre Dame and offered the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship to attend Tuskegee University where the scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and provides an $800 book allowance. Xavier also receives the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and has been offered admission to his state’s flagship universities—Clemson and the University of South Carolina – Columbia.