Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2024 Graduate Scholarship Recipient

Tyra Johnson

Tyra Johnson is a first-year graduate assistant in the Villanova University HRD program from Peoria, Illinois. She completed her B.A in Human Resource Management and Communication Rhetorical Studies from Illinois College in 2023. Tyra is pursuing an MS in Human Resource Development and certification in Inclusion & Diversity Strategy. She is the Director of Membership Engagement for the Villanova University student SHRM chapter. Tyra is the president and co-founder of the Villanova University Black Graduate Student Association. She also mentors students at her alma mater, is a peer reviewer for Villanova University Concept Journal, and is an HRD student senate representative. Tyra is excited to pursue a career in HR that will reflect her passion for qualitative research, learning, problem-solving, diversity, inclusivity, equity, accessibility, and belonging.


Congratulations to our 2024 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient

Hailey Malito

My name is Hailey Malito and I am a rising senior from Frankfort, Illinois. I am currently entering my senior year at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia majoring in Human Resource and People Management, with a minor in Law and Ethics. I am an NCAA athlete, playing softball while balancing academics and travel. I am also actively involved in the NCAA Division I Student Athlete Advisory Committee at SJU, whose mission is to improve the experience of student athletes and enhance their academic experience while providing feedback and support through our organization. I believe my experiences as a college athlete have fostered my passion in the field of Human Resources as the balance between academics and athletics needs constant attention. I look forward to a career where I can encourage and promote relationships in the workplace that keep the American dream alive and well. When not in class or on the field, I spend my time working with other young athletes improving their softball skills and helping them network with college coaches so they can have the best possible start to a thriving career.

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