Margaret’s Fund Scholarship supports Northside scholars

By Anne Pryor

Congratulations to Aminata Bojang for her selection as the 2015 Margaret’s Fund: A Northside Scholarship. A panel of Northside community members and educators reviewed the applications anonymously to make the selection. The scholarship committee extends appreciation and best wishes to this year’s applicants, all of whom conveyed impressive qualities and laudable aspirations.

Aminata attended Black Hawk Middle School and Madison East High School after moving to Madison from Gambia. She is now attending UW-Oshkosh where she is pursuing her interest in languages and cultures. Also interested in medical sciences, Aminata is considering a career as a physician assistant. Her former history teacher and high school counselor predicted that Aminata is going to thrive in college. “Her great intellectual curiosity will be stimulated by the courses available and by the opportunities to meet people from diverse backgrounds. Aminata will fully invest herself in the college experience.”

Margaret’s Fund supports residents of Madison’s Northside neighborhoods to pursue post-secondary education. The award goes to a graduating high school senior in odd years and to a returning adult in even years. Founded in 2007, Margaret’s Fund has given an annual scholarship to a member of our Northside community since 2009. Past awardees are: Tara Hoffman, Nicole Tackes, Stacey Yang, Omobolanle Olubi, Chekwube Obieze, and Melissa Marie Alexander.

Margaret’s Fund is managed by the Madison Community Foundation. Contributions are always welcomed. Find details at

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