This month’s featured scholar is Sha-Keara Pinkney, a junior at Hollins University in Virginia. She remembers being in kindergarten and a teacher asked her who she wanted to be when she grew up. “Lawyer,” was her response and she continues to strive toward that goal to this day. Originally from Baltimore City, She-Keara remembers being her family’s helping hand in their single mother household. She writes that her goal was to become “a lawyer with the characteristics of a social worker.” Since then, she has worked tirelessly and pursued a bachelor’s degree in sociology. In high school, Sha-Keara was lucky to attend Cristo Rey Jesuit High School where the work study program set her up for success. She worked at a Baltimore City law firm for two years. Sha-Keara continued her law education once she went to college by interning with a judge at the District Court of Maryland.
In 2013, Sha-Keara was awarded with a scholarship that was funded by the Mayor of Baltimore City, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Due to the donation of the mayor’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards skybox in the summer of 2013, Central Scholarship raised enough money to help a Baltimore City student afford college. To learn more about our work, please visit our Impact page or read our reviews on greatnonprofits.org