Demilade Adewole
2023-2024 Senior
From Chesapeake, VA
Previous Recipient 2022; 2021; 2020
Demilade Adewole
$4,500 Rolls-Royce STEM Scholarship sponsored by Rolls-Royce Marine North America Inc. Recipient


University of Virginia


Computer Science/Statistics and Religious Studies

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.76 College GPA
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Girls Who Code Member


“Of the hundreds of students I have advised in my 12 years at UVA, I place her in the top 10%, in relation to work ethic, dedication, ability to work with diverse communities, ability to perform in challenging situations, and ability to handle work-related pressures. I give her my highest recommendation for the Anchor Scholarship.”

~ Juliana Guzman – Campus Minister

“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for this opportunity. I was truly overjoyed to know that I was selected as one of this year’s scholarship recipients…Coming from a home of Nigerian immigrants gave me a first-hand experience of the importance of one’s socioeconomic status. I have experienced both humble beginnings and days where provisions were plentiful, but the genuine struggle I experienced has molded me into the person I am today. As the first born of 17 grandchildren, pursuing a higher education is not only a duty, but also a privilege. With this scholarship, I can now confidently continue this academic journey…By awarding me this scholarship, you have inspired me to desire to one day invest into the lives of others just as you all chose to similarly invest in me. Once again, I am beyond grateful for your generosity. You were truly a blessing to me.”

~ Demilade