One of the most amazing parts of the award is the network of women that is rooting for you. As a recipient, I truly felt like I was a gift to them and they were a gift to me.
— Nina McPhaul

Attending: Howard University
Travel Stipend Use: College visits and orientation

When you meet Nina, you’re immediately struck by her poise, intelligence, warmth, and self-awareness. These traits have grown out of personal trials and familial health scares Nina’s faced with strength and fortitude and from her deep faith. Nina’s channeled her traits and faith into school and community work, turning the knowledge she's gained into lessons she shares with others as a Sunday school teacher and church missionary and as the co-president of Masterman's peer counseling program, a program pairing Masterman high school and middle school students.