The Dallas Mavericks provide scholarships, mentorship and support to DFW-area students throughout their college careers.
2022 College Scholarships
The Dallas Mavericks teamed up with the United Negro College Fund to provide five (5) additional college scholarships to DFW-based, HBCU students for the 2022-2023 school year, consisting of student classifications from incoming freshmen to seniors. All Mavs College Scholarship recipients will receive on-going mentoring from Dallas Mavericks staff and opportunities for Mavs summer jobs, potential internships or other work experience.
This scholarship can be applied to any accredited UNCF member institution or another accredited HBCU that is either in or out of state.
Ade Akande, a recipient of the Mavs College Scholarships, is currently enrolled at Tarrant County College majoring in Health Science. Ade was nominated through Girls Inc. Dallas. After moving from California during her high school years, Ade joined Girls Inc. Dallas to help her acclimate and thrive in a new environment. She plans to use the scholarship to pursue her dreams of enrolling in the pre-med program at American Unity Antigua where she can develop her passion for helping others through medicine. Ade is a graduate of North Crowley High school where she was a member of the High School Key Club and Black Student Union.
Ungelic Leffall, a recipient of the Mavs College Scholarships, is currently enrolled at the University of North Texas, Dallas, where she is pursuing a career in medicine. Ungelic was nominated though the TRIO program, a federal outreach program designed to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students. Ungelic separated herself through her tireless work ethic and commitment to academic excellence in the field of medicine. Ungelic is a graduate from Lancaster High School and a former UNTD Upward Bound participant.
Howard Anderson, a recipient of the Mavs College Scholarships, is currently enrolled at Texas A&M University. Howard was nominated via Education is Freedom and was selected for his work ethic, impressive resume and ambitions to turn his education into an exceptional career, while inspiring others to do the same. He plans to use this scholarship to obtain a degree in architecture, with a minor in leadership. Howard graduated in the top 5% of his class from South Oak Cliff Collegiate High School where he was a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Mountain View Honor Society, the National Honor Society, and an EIF scholar.
Isaiah Williams, a recipient of the Mavs College Scholarships, is currently enrolled at Dallas County College. Isaiah plans to use this scholarship to maximize his college experience and challenge himself to become the best version of himself. Through his problem solving abilities, Isaiah will use this experience to ensure that his upbringing doesn't define his destination.
Martwan Darden is one of five recipients of the Mavs Scholarship program and an alumni of Café Momentum, an organization reimagining the way life skills are handed down to the next generation of foodservice workers. Martwan is on a mission to use this opportunity to achieve his goal of working in the culinary arts. Although Martwan's past has been marred with unstable housing and time in juvenile corrections, Martwan has used these experiences to propel him forward towards a brighter future.