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CHS Seniors Earn Prestigious Scholarships to Attend Cheyney University

CHS Seniors Earn Prestigious Scholarships to Attend Cheyney University CHS seniors Nadia Martin, Tiana Richardson and Maddie Laing were recently accepted to the Keystone Honors Academy at Cheyney University - the nation’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) - with full, four-year scholarships. Rated No. 1 among public HBCUs for College Scholarships, the Delaware County-based institution boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school’s newly redesigned academic programs are aimed at ensuring a graduate’s degree serves as a solid foundation to launch their career or advance into an array of graduate programs.  


The girls were admitted to Cheyney’s Keystone Honors Academy and awarded Keystone Scholarships, which cover  tuition, room and board, enrollment fees and an array of special services and programs to support student success for four four years. 


  • Martin, who’s worked in retail for the past two years, wants to pursue a business degree and hopes to own her own clothing boutique one day. She’s been recognized as a CHS Student of the Month and is an honor roll student.  


  • Richardson would like to study criminal justice. Tiana paved her way to success by focusing on academics, clubs and activities, including Black Scholars, Black Student Union and Poetry Club.


  • Laing wants to pursue a major in psychology, and is interested in the human mind and mental processes and resulting behavior. She’s been an active student throughout her time at CHS as a member of the Marching Panthers, colorguard, Black Scholars, Blue and Gold, Black Student Union, Spanish Honor Society, orchestra, art and national honor society.


The Keystone Scholarships are awarded to a select group of students admitted into the Keystone Honors Academy who meet the requirements for Pennsylvania domicile. The award is automatically renewed each semester for up to four years when students meet the academy’s obligations. All students must remain domicile in Pennsylvania and participate in community service and/or volunteer with the Keystone Honors Academy.