RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University women's volleyball player Christine Ngeve has been chosen at the recipient of the Original Circle of Friends scholarship announced Friday.
"I am so humbled to be the recipient of this scholarship," added Ngeve. "I believe in working hard in every aspect of my life, receiving this scholarship confirms that my efforts are not going unnoticed."
OCOF was established over 20 years ago. The members of OCOF hail from various cities throughout the US and are all college educated African American females who are committed to providing financial scholarships to students in their sophomore, junior or senior year of college. Committed to supporting the educational advancement of college students in need of financial assistance to achieve successful completion of a higher education.
The criteria was based on three parts that featured general information, cumulative grade point average, extra-curriculum or community service and future goals.
Ngeve, a junior from Greensboro, N.C., is two-sport student-athlete at Shaw. She is a member of both the women's volleyball and softball team. She was an instrumental part to the women's volleyball championship team that secured their first CIAA title in 21 years. She was the recipient of the Chester Davis Sportsmanship Award during the 2016-17 athletic banquet and received the highest GPA award for softball.
"This scholarship will assist me financially as an undergraduate, knowing that I plan on continuing my education on the graduate level. As a child of a single parent, this will ease the financial burden of my mother who sacrifices for me every day. This scholarship continues to help me build my circle of support from the Shaw U Family and I cannot thank them enough!"
This is the first time Shaw was offered the OCOF scholarship.
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