Scholarship Recipients and Awardees 2021

2021 Award Recipients

Head shot of student Malachi Bridges

Malachi Bridges, Class of 2021

Drs. Barbara and Carlton Molette Scholarship Award

Majors: Political Science & Africana Studies

Minor: Public Policy & Urban and Community Studies

Hometown: New Haven, CT

Extracurriculars: CLAS Dean’s Board, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Council of Black Political Scientists, Resident Advisor (RA), Intern for the City of New Haven, Research Assistant, Recipient of UConn SURF Grant.






Aden Abametacco, Class of 2021

Academic Excellence in the Minor Award

Major: Political Science

Minor: Africana  Studies

Hometown: Mansfield, CT

Extracurriculars: UConn PIRG, Vice President of Hart Uplifted (a non-profit based out of Hartford, CT)

Plans after graduation: Aden plans to earn a Masters degree in Public Administration







Chloe Murphy, Class of 2021

Community Engagement Award

Major: Africana Studies

Hometown: New London, CT

Plans after graduation: I am working full time at FRESH New London, a food justice organization I’ve been with for eight years, until this winter when I will be leaving to Brazil to complete a Fulbright US Student Program award. Upon returning from Brazil, I plan to attend graduate school to earn my Masters of Education and become a high school history teacher. Eventually, I’d like to move into administration or curriculum development.

Extracurriculars: I was the secretary of NAISA, UConn’s Native American and Indigenous Students Association, and a UCINCEE (UConn Indigenous Nations Cultural and Educational Exchange) mentor. I joined UConn’s Planting Our Roots initiative to support the growing of culturally-relevant crops on the Storrs campus. At home in New London, I was vice-chair of the Poet Laureate Selection Committee and joined the Juvenile Review Board while being the Food Justice Educator at FRESH and supporting other local initiatives.