Five Voorhees Students Receive UNCF Scholarships
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Five Voorhees Students Receive UNCF Scholarships

Denmark, SC – February 9, 2024 – Voorhees University proudly announces that five outstanding students have been awarded prestigious scholarships from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Ja’Myah Haynes has been recognized for her academic excellence along with student athletes Diamond Bullard, Dayreontae Foster, Julius Phillips, and Bryce Wilson who have been recognized for their academic achievements and athletic prowess, all receiving significant financial support to further their education.   

Ja’Myah Haynes, a junior Business Administration major from Orangeburg, SC, was awarded $5000 from the Lena King Lee Endowed Scholarship.

Diamond Bullard, a senior basketball player majoring in sports management hailing from Bronx, NY, was also honored with the Lena King Lee Endowed Scholarship, a $5000 award.

Julius Phillips, a senior basketball player and Mass Communication major from Philadelphia, is the third Voorhees student awarded with the Lena King Lee Endowed Scholarship, receiving $5000 in support of his academic journey.

Dayreontae Foster, a senior basketball player and Business Administration major from Dublin, GA, has been granted the $2000 AXA Achievement Endowed Scholarship for his outstanding contributions to academia and athletics.

Bryce Wilson, a junior basketball player and Sports Management major from Atlanta, GA, has been the recipient of $5,000 from the Estate of Ada Williams Endowed Scholarship, recognizing his dedication to both athletics and academic excellence.

The UNCF is renowned as the nation’s largest private scholarship provider for minority group members. With an unwavering commitment to educational equity, the UNCF awards over $100 million in scholarships annually to students attending more than 1,100 schools nationwide, including its esteemed network of 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

These scholarships not only serve as a testament to the academic and athletic commitment of Diamond Bullard, Dayreontae Foster, Julius Phillips, Bryce Wilson and Ja’Myah Haynes, but also highlight Voorhees University’s dedication to supporting its student-athletes in achieving their full potential.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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