2022 Float Your Boat

30th Scholarship Fund Anniversary Dinner

30th Scholarship Fund Anniversary Dinner

The National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund would like to say thank you to everyone who came out on June 28th to celebrate our 30th Anniversary Dinner.

This event is one of our premier events and it took place at the Henry Autograph Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. We awarded $64,000 in Scholarships to Detroit Metropolitan and Texas area High School Seniors pursuing careers in the automotive industry.

This year’s theme was “Honoring Our Legacy…Empowering Our Future” and our Keynote Speaker was Gail Perry-Mason, Founder & Director, Money Matters for Youth.

Sponsors for this year’s event: General Motors, Aptiv, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Chassis, LLC, Diversified Chemicals, DTE Foundation, JMA Global, LLC, James Group International, JL Holdings Investment Company LLC, Rickman Enterprise Group, TAG Holdings, LLC, Toyota Motor North America, NABS Members and others.

Proceeds from this year’s Anniversary Dinner will fund scholarships and provide mentoring for the following outstanding seniors who will pursue careers related to the automotive industry.

30th Anniversary Scholarship Awardees

30th Anniversary Scholarship Awardees
Scholars Sponsors University/College
Jasmine D. Jenkins $10,000General Motors CompanySpelman College
Nicolas O. Wright $10,000Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesUniversity of Michigan
Taylor M. Williams $10,000AptivEastern Michigan University
Travis J. Woods $10,000Detroit Chassis, LLCMichigan State University
Alyssa M. Tasker $5,000Toyota Motor North AmericaSpelman College
Oluwatofunmi O. Adekunle-Adegbite $5,000Toyota Motor North AmericaMichigan State University
Andrea S. Gibson-DuPerry $2,000General Motors TrendsetterPurdue University
Keith A. Johnstone $2,000General Motors TrendsetterUniversity of Michigan
Kennedi L. Cosma $2,000General Motors TrendsetterMichigan State University
Eric D. Smith $2,000General Motors TrendsetterLouisiana Tech University
Julian D. Hall $2,000General Motors TrendsetterWayne State University
Jay R. Griffin Jr. $2,000NABS TrendsetterGrand Valley State University
Demetria C. Bias $2,000NABS TrendsetterMichigan State University