The Power & Promise Fund for Student Aid has helped alumna Sabrina Davis, CCAS BA ‘20, study race in politics and social justice.
The Power & Promise Fund for Student Aid ensures that qualified students, regardless of financial resources, can take full advantage of a GW education. This fund embodies the commitment to the power of education and the promise of tomorrow’s leaders, like Sabrina Davis, CCAS BA ‘20.
Raised in the Bronx borough of New York City, Davis has always had a passion for social justice, so when it came time to apply for college, she focused on the D.C. area. The scholarship she received allowed her to accept her offer to GW and pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science. “Students from less affluent backgrounds are often not recognized for the hard work we put into school, so it was a relief to get that recognition and be able to attend an institution where I would be academically challenged,” says Davis.
During her time at GW, Davis focused on how race influences politics. For her senior capstone project, she studied the voting laws in Georgia and how racial disparities affected voter turnout. She also served on the executive board for GW’s NAACP chapter, started a racial justice subcommittee in College Democrats, and volunteered with local organizations that address food security in D.C. She is set to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo in June of 2021, where she will be teaching students English and literacy for 24 months.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become the first person in my family to graduate from a four-year college. I never would have been able to attend GW had I not received this generous scholarship. It means the world to me and I’m very excited to continue my journey with the wonderful opportunities that having a degree has presented me with.”