Rev. William James Scholarship Recipients

 The United Methodist City Society is pleased to announce that 8 individuals have received college scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 for a total of $18,500 in awards.  We are grateful that we can act on behalf of the Rev. William F. James Family and the Scholarship Committee to enrich our communities and support these students in becoming agents of transformation for the world.

2021-2022 Rev. William F. James Family Memorial Scholarship Recipients:

(Top L-R): Adrian Harewood, Austin Byer, Esther Kang, Kodie Amponsah Donkor

(Bottom L-R): Naim Bansfield, Nashia Akuamoah-Boatemaa, Steven Brandon, Yaa Temah Gyamfi

  • Adrian Harewood, is a Freshman at Alfred State College at State University of NY studying Game Design and Development / Software Engineering.  Adrian is a member of New Rochelle United Methodist.
  • Austin Byer, a 2021 graduate of Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, will be attending Utica College in the Fall and entering the Health Sciences Program.  Austin is a member of Wakefield Grace UMC.
  • Esther Kang, is a junior at Boston University studying Computer Science.  Esther is a member of New York Plainvview UMC.
  • Kodie Amponsah Donkor, is a freshman at the City College of New York. He is a member of Ghana UMC.
  • Naim Bansfield, a 2021 graduate of John Bowne High School in Queens, will be attending the University of New Haven in the Fall and entering the Computer Science program.  Naim is a member of Brooks Memorial UMC.
  • Nashia Akuamoah-Boatemaa, a 2021 graduate of Cristo Rey NY HS, will be attending Fordham University – Lincoln Center in the Fall.  Nashia is a member of Ghana UMC.
  • Steven Brandon, a 2021 graduate of Cristo Rey Brooklyn HS, will be attending the University of Hartford entering the Business Program in the Fall.  Steven is a member of Fenimore UMC.
  • Yaa Temah Gyamfi, a 2021 graduate of  Dewitt Clinton HS in the Bronx, will be attending Stonybrook University in the Fall and will enter the Pre-Nursing Program.  Yaa is a member of Ghana UMC.