Computer Science Senior Sarah Jones wins $50,000 UNCF-Pharrell Williams Scholarship

Howard University senior Sarah Jones was recently awarded a $50,000 scholarship for displaying commitment to her community by volunteering and making excellent contributions in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields. The scholarship is the result of a partnership between the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and music mogul Pharrell Williams’ organization, From One Hand to Another (FOHTA) Foundation.

Jones participated in the 2014 HBCU Innovation Summit Hackathon in Silicon Valley and was on a winning team that created a mobile application that exposes the content of an object once a camera phone hovers over it. The application engages children by using science and technology.

As a result of her UNCF connections, she was elected to be highlighted at UNCF’s signature fundraiser, Evening of Stars, and subsequently chosen by Pharrell Williams as the award recipient.

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