2021 Scholarship Recipients

Since Mike and Ashli Evans started the Mike Evans Family Foundation in 2017, they have donated more than $140,000 to fund college scholarships. In 2021, a total of 13 scholarships were awarded through the Foundation’s annual scholarship program. The following students’ hard work and resilience stood out among the 100+ applications received. Each received $5,000 to use towards school tuition and fees.

Natasha Dhanraj
Hillsborough Community College

Kourtni Harding
Loyola University-New Orleans

Jaelyn Holiday
Texas A&M

Robert Sollenberger
Aparicio-Levy Technical College, Hillsborough Community College

Gabriel Freeman
University of Texas-Austin

Lamayia Harris
Georgia State University

Darius Love Jr.
Wayne State University

Cody Szelc
Monmouth College

Wishes to remain 

Cierra Guillory
Prairie View A&M

Mariah Hills
University of Central Florida

Nia Reneau
Georgia Southern University

Cristian Ugarte
Hillsborough Community College

“There are not enough words to express how grateful and honored I am for being chosen as one of the 13 recipients for this scholarship. My family is also extremely happy with the news, so much that my mother cried as soon as I told her. For my family and I, you are angels sent from God.”

“This scholarship means everything to me, as it will allow me to pursue my educational goals in college. I promise to honor this gift by giving my best in my studies and in everything I do in these upcoming years.”

“Thank you for making college possible for students like me!”

“Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! I’m so incredibly happy that I can’t stop smiling. My mom can’t stop crying, and words can’t express how grateful I am. Thank you for selecting me. Thank you for believing in me.”