Leslie Elise Adkins Endowed Scholarship

In tribute to a committed alumna

Established June 2016

Leslie Elise Adkins

Leslie Elise Adkins

This scholarship is given in tribute to Leslie Elise Adkins, a 2015 Consortium alumna who died of complications from chronic diabetes soon after completing her MBA at the University of Southern California. The scholarship is made possible by a $1 million donation in Leslie’s name by her parents, Lynette and Kedrick Adkins. The endowment provides scholarships for African American students, particularly women, and with preference to students attending USC’s Marshall School of Business or the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where Ms. Adkins received her undergraduate degree.

Recipients of the Leslie Elise Adkins Endowed Scholarship:

Year Recipient
2022 Jazmin Buchanan
Cornell University, Class of 2023

Jasmine Joda
Dartmouth College, Class of 2023

Aliya White
Emory University, Class of 2023

Khadijah Brydson-Van
Georgetown University, Class of 2023

Fuad Ligali
University of California-Los Angeles, Class of 2023

Jasmine Gipson
University of California-Los Angeles, Class of 2023

Danielle Pruitt
University of Southern California, Class of 2023

Susan Reed
Yale University, Class of 2023

2017 Darlene Zephyrine
University of Southern California, Class of 2018