Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship awarded at Delta Scholastic Awards Ceremony
Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship awards scholarship at ceremony
At the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s 36th Annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony, Kenneth Mullens, husband of the late Lolanda Arnett Mullens, presented the inaugural Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship Award to Sterlie Achille.
The Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship Award, created by Lolanda’s family, friends and sorority sisters, is a $1500 annual award to help young African American women with strong academic and community service performance pay for their college education.
Lolanda Arnett Mullens was born and raised in the projects of New York City. Focusing on God, family and academics, she literally had to fight to weather the challenges of being a female from a lower income family. Lolanda’s mother died when she was 17 and her father lost his job to layoffs several times. Despite these hardships Lolanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from York College, where she majored in mathematics.
Lolanda was a member of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., a computer programmer, a mentor, a tutor, a mother and devoted wife.
The first recipient of this scholarship, Sterlie Achille, graduated from College Academy with a 5.1 GPA, has earned her Associate of Arts Degree, has been accepted to the University of Miami, will major in biomedical engineering, has over 400 hours of community service and is a member of the National Honor Society.
After the award ceremony, Sterlie said, “I would like to thank the Mullens family and the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta for this scholarship, which honors such an inspiring person. With this scholarship I hope to continue to make the legacy of Lolanda Arnett Mullens a proud one.”
Anyone interested in contributing to the Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship please send donations to the Delta Education and Life Foundation/Lolanda Arnett Mullens Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 9504, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33310-9504.