October 20, 2023
Richmond, VA - On a night filled with electrifying performances, the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) Homecoming Step Show reached its climax when Kei'Shaun Hardy, a sophomore majoring in religious studies and philosophy in the School of Theology with a minor in political science, was awarded a prestigious $10,000 scholarship by event sponsor Amazon. This generous scholarship was granted to Hardy for his outstanding commitment to academics, community service, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The NPHC Homecoming Step Show showcased the talents and dedication of Greek organizations on campus and surrounding communities. Out of five exceptional finalists, Kei'Shaun Hardy emerged as the deserving recipient of this substantial scholarship.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students had to meet specific criteria. They needed to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior, have completed a minimum of 80 hours of community service, and demonstrate a strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Kei'Shaun Hardy not only met these criteria but exceeded them. As a dedicated member of the Student Government Association at VUU, Hardy has actively participated in various community service initiatives, including community clean-ups and food drives. He has been an advocate for underrepresented students at VUU, working with different campus departments to identify and secure resources for students facing hardship.
Hardy's passion for promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within the VUU community has left an indelible mark, making him a role model for others. Amazon's scholarship recognizes his academic prowess and his unwavering commitment to improving the lives of his fellow students and the surrounding community.