The Legacy Foundation for Women awards scholarships

The Legacy Foundation for Women awards scholarships
June 03
15:00 2020

The Legacy Foundation for Women awarded scholarships to three deserving high school students in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools on Thursday May 28. The Legacy Foundation for Women recognized three outstanding young women of color during its Virtual Legacy Scholarship Zoom Reception: Taylor Martin who will attend University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) to major in Nursing with a focus in pediatrics; and Kendall Wade who will attend Appalachian State University to major in Sustainable Development, and Nyazia Greene who will attend Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) to major in Nursing, were awarded scholarships from the foundation for their outstanding academic accomplishments at Mt. Tabor High School.

The Legacy Foundation for Women is a non-profit 501c3 philanthropic organization that celebrates women and girls of color. Each year during the month of October the Legacy Foundation of Women holds its annual Winston-Salem Legacy Awards Gala honoring outstanding women of color who are leaving a legacy in our community and around the world. The proceeds from that gala event benefit the Legacy Scholarship Program for the organization.  

The scholarship program recognizes young women of color who are transitioning from high school into their freshman year of college. Each recipient applied for the scholarship via application, essay submission, and must hold a 3.00 weighted GPA or higher. The recipients were then selected by the foundation’s executive selection committee which includes CEO/Founder Alicia M. Bailey, Judge Camille Banks-Prince, Mia Parker, Dr. Kendra Davis-Burch, Dr. Karen Roseboro, Felicia Crouch, and Dr. Crystal Rook. 

The Legacy Foundation for Women has impacted the lives of many women and girls of color through award recognition, scholarships and education, mentor programs, and humanitarian efforts. CEO/Founder Alicia M. Bailey says that she started the organization because she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. “Even during this pandemic, we are determined to pay-it-forward to our community to the next generation.” 

Alicia Bailey is a Christian minister, author, educator, and gospel recording artist. She says that the organization is about making dreams come true and celebrating women and girls of color just like her. Bailey says “We could not let the COVID-19 Pandemic impact the future of our young people. We had to give back! It’s really all about leaving a legacy in our community by providing resources and recognition so that women and girls of color can reach their God given potential.” 

Each recipient shared their essay submission and their college plans for the future. The recipients shared with the audience the personal impact that women of color have made in their lives over the years and the legacy that they themselves plan to leave in the community after graduating from college.

The Legacy Foundation for Women is looking forward to seeing all three of these brilliant young women shine as they journey into their collegiate years. 

For more information about the Legacy Foundation for Women or how you can support or donate to the foundation, visit

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