Mama Mary Undergraduate Scholarship, 2018
Gyrell Morrow is our 2018 recipient of the Mama Mary Scholarship. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Communications at Chicago State University. She is a member of the Delta Alpha Freshman Honor Society, is listed on the President's Honor Roll having maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and served as 2017-2018 Miss Freshman. Her platform focused on self-acceptance and healthy communication for young women in the CSU community.
She describes herself as "an intelligent, goal-oriented woman of God determined to create and encourage my community." She is the youngest of five in a strong family of educators and caregivers who always encourage her to be the change she wants to see in the world. Instilled with early teachings from her father, she believes "to educate someone is God's will and that my mind is my strongest muscle." Mentor Nicole Richardson has observed that Gyrell "serves as a role model for other students" and has invited Gyrell to conduct workshops that "encourage young women to see greatness in themselves and to feel free to share their light."