|Saving. Artists. Lives: 4SAL . ORG - The Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship Fund||
6/20/20 - Dancer and Choreographer, Lauren Mueller Awarded 2020 Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship
Duke Ellington senior, Lauren Mueller received the Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship. She has shown great determination in a very challenging time, during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. This year has been presented great personal challenges for her and many other students, but she has persevered. Lauren is excited to continue her journey as an artist and will be attending the University of the Arts in the Fall as a Dance major.
6/12/19 - Creative Writer and Visual Artist, Yuliee Wilson Awarded 2019 Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship
Duke Ellington senior, Yuliee Wilson, was the 10th recipient of the Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship. Yuliee is a talented writer and visual artist. She has had to overcome some tremendous personal challenges. She quotes Eleanor Roosevelt by saying, "When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." Yuliee is even more determined to make her mark by attending the University of the Arts in the Fall.
6/6/18 - Pianist and Photographer, Kierra Collins Awarded 2018 Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship
Duke Ellington senior, Kierra Collins, was the 9th recipient of the Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship. Kierra is a talented pianist and photographer. She has had to overcome personal challenges that only made her even more determined to pursue her music and photography in college. She is the first person to go to college in her family. Kierra graduated from the Instrumental Music Department and will be attending Alabama State University on a full scholarship in the Fall.
6/8/16 - Visual Artist, Reginald Williamson Awarded 2016 Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship
Duke Ellington senior, Reginald Williamson, was the 7th recipient of the Salim Hylton Memorial Scholarship. Reginald is a talented visual artist, who has had to overcome tremendous hardship, and believes his art is what helped him survive. His passion for his art grew through these challenges, as did his desire to share his art with others. Reginald is a youth mentor at the National Center for Children and Families where he teaches youth visual arts. Reginald graduated from the Art Department and will be attending college in the Fall.