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Two Grambling State University students, Jimmitriv Roberson and LaTerra Smith, have been awarded a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of their community leadership and academic excellence from the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship.

The winners were Jimmitriv Roberson of Arcadia and LaTerra Smith of Omaha, Nebraska.

Roberson said, “I honestly cannot explain how I felt about winning the scholarship, but to best describe my feelings, I was overjoyed and pleasingly surprised.”

Roberson added, “I never thought that I would be chosen to receive such an esteemed award. I am so thankful and grateful to be a recipient of the Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship, to represent GSU, and to help me to continue to further my education.”

Roberson is a junior majoring in biological sciences. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Triveria Roberson. She is currently vice president of the sophomore class and chair of the Hospitality committee on the Favrot Student Union Board.

After graduating from Grambling, Roberson plans to attend medical school and become a family doctor.

Smith, a sophomore chemistry major, is the daughter of June Smith and Wilbur Jackson. She is a member of the Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology, Favrot Student Union Board, Chemistry Club, Midwest Association Club and Fresh Company Club.

After graduation, Smith plans to become a doctor and surgeon.

Smith said, “I was up against the best of the best in the science, technology, engineering and math departments at Grambling State University.”

Smith added, “To be chosen is not only a humbling experience but a monumental moment in my life. None of it would have been possible without God. I feel like all the good I do is being acknowledged through organizations’ and companies’ willingness to support my post-secondary education endeavors.” read more