Two MSW students win Unity Banquet Scholarships

Ayowole Samuel Ajiboye standing in front of a CWRU banner

The annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Dinner celebrates the academic achievements of underrepresented and diverse graduate and undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University, as well as graduating high school seniors, by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships each spring. The evening also serves as an opportunity to recognize future students and CWRU community partners.

This year's banquet was celebrated on Friday, April 19, at Landerhaven. The theme was Taking Flight: Experiential Education for Exponential Growth. Alumna Kari A. Cunningham, board-certified pediatric dentist, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and owner of Panther Pediatric Dentistry, was the special guest.

Two Mandel School students received a Unity Banquet Scholarship Award this year: Sylvia Hernandez and Ayowole Samuel Ajiboye.

Hernandez is a weekly on-campus MSW student, after starting out in the intensive weekend program. She will graduate this May.

Ayowole Samuel Ajiboye receives an award on stage

Ajiboye is an on-campus MSW student and graduate assistant at the Physical Resource Center. He will graduate in May 2025.

Ajiboye also received CWRU's Outstanding Community Service Award at the Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 25, at the Foster-Castele Great Hall in the Linsalata Alumni Center. 

Congratulations to our student award winners!