Dillard University students, Jerika Edwards ‘23 and Spencer Jones ‘23 were selected to be a part of the 2021 White House Initiative’s HBCU Scholars cohort. Students were selected by University presidential recommendations and endorsed by faculty. Edwards and Jones have a unique combination of academic achievements, campus leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurial spirit that distinguished their candidacy. Edwards and Jones will serve as student ambassadors for the Initiative and will ensure information, resources and opportunities are distributed at Dillard University. They will be invited to attend 2021 Annual National HBCU Week Conference workshops designed to help them learn and adopt promising practices in areas such as leadership, professional development, HBCU excellence and workforce development.