2022 Float Your Boat
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
|Jasmine D. Jenkins $10,000||General Motors Company||Spelman College|
|Nicolas O. Wright $10,000||Fiat Chrysler Automobiles||University of Michigan|
|Taylor M. Williams $10,000||Aptiv||Eastern Michigan University|
|Travis J. Woods $10,000||Detroit Chassis, LLC||Michigan State University|
|Alyssa M. Tasker $5,000||Toyota Motor North America||Spelman College|
|Oluwatofunmi O. Adekunle-Adegbite $5,000||Toyota Motor North America||Michigan State University|
|Andrea S. Gibson-DuPerry $2,000||General Motors Trendsetter||Purdue University|
|Keith A. Johnstone $2,000||General Motors Trendsetter||University of Michigan|
|Kennedi L. Cosma $2,000||General Motors Trendsetter||Michigan State University|
|Eric D. Smith $2,000||General Motors Trendsetter||Louisiana Tech University|
|Julian D. Hall $2,000||General Motors Trendsetter||Wayne State University|
|Jay R. Griffin Jr. $2,000||NABS Trendsetter||Grand Valley State University|
|Demetria C. Bias $2,000||NABS Trendsetter||Michigan State University|