2015 Award Recipients


Akande X (Kameron McDowell) is a 2015 graduate of Oakland School of the Arts. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Havana, released in June 2015. He used his Springboard Award to support a five week cultural research trip to Harlem.

Chace Washington-Saunders is a 2015 graduate of Reagan High School. He was a top-ranked 400 meter sprinter, finishing second in the 2015 NC state championships. Chace used his Springboard Award to continue his academic and athletic pursuits at Hampton University.