Scholarship recipients

Scholarship recipients (front, left to right) Dzidedi Azumah and Tatum Morris with members of the Crimson & Cream Foundation Scholarship committee (left to right), Jeff McVay, who is the committee chair, Lovell Davis, Rodney Anderson and Phil Rosier.

The Crimson and Cream Foundation announced the winners of its 2019 scholarships.   

The first-place scholarship ($1,000) was awarded to Dzidedi Azumah, a 4.25 GPA student from Champlin Park High School, Champlin. She will attend Yale University this fall, majoring in International Relations and Global Affairs, with a minor in French. Azumah hopes to one day be able to brainstorm with others to affect change to global economic, social, environmental or medical issues.

Tatum Morris was awarded the second-place scholarship ($500).  Morris is a 3.4 GPA student from East Ridge High School, Woodbury, and will attend Hampton University in the fall, majoring in Political Science. Morris’ passion is to one day lead the change in our country to improve inclusion, equity and our ability to address biases.  

The Crimson and Cream Foundation was Established in 1996 to advance the academic, leadership and social skills of youth in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. In addition to hosting programs and partnering with other community organizations to meet this objective, the foundation’s top priority is providing scholarships to worthy African-American high school graduates who seek to advance their education at a college, university, or accredited post-secondary institution.  

More information about the Crimson and Cream Foundation and Scholarships can be found at

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