Demilade Adewole
2021-2022 Sophomore
From Chesapeake, Virginia
Previous Recipient 2020
Demilade Adewole
$4,500 Rolls-Royce STEM Scholarship sponsored by Rolls-Royce, North America Recipient


University of Virginia


Neuroscience with a minor in Global Educational Studies

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 3.94 College GPA
  • Member of ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ providing peer mentorship to high school age young women who plan to attend college.
  • Volunteer at the Tidewater Children’s Associate pediatric clinic.


“The student is not only a high achiever academically, she is also very well-rounded and personable in and out of church. She takes the time to help others or insert a joke or two. She has an incredible gift that is able to sense when others need a pick-me-up and she immediately applies her effort into alleviating the concern.”

Clara Ojo-AkinwumijuSunday School Teacher

“I have just finished my first year at the University of Virginia as a pre-med student.….Being engrossed in a community that allows me to acknowledge my growth has provided me with the encouragement I need to actively pursue my goal of becoming a Neurologist. I understand that a long road is required before reaching this goal; however, the fulfillment gained from impacting a life every day is worth every (painful) exam that I will have to conquer in order to get there…..I am beyond grateful for your generosity.”