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University awards McIntosh Scholarship to CJ senior

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School senior Havana Glover, who aspires to create positive change in the world through public office, has been awarded the prestigious W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award that provides full tuition, room and board to the University of Dayton and a four-year paid internship with the city of Dayton.

The scholarship honors W.S. McIntosh, a civil rights leader in Dayton in the 1960s. McIntosh led one of the first major civil rights protests in Dayton, organized community groups and was executive director of the Dayton chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality. He was shot and killed while trying to prevent a robbery at a downtown jewelry store March 4, 1974.

The McIntosh award is presented in his memory annually to a graduating African-American high school student residing in Montgomery County. Recipients must be committed to the ideals of social justice and demonstrate potential for community leadership.

The goal of the program, established in 1987 by professor Pat Palermo and City of Dayton human resources analyst Mike Herrlein, is to encourage local students to attend UD and stay in the area after graduation by supporting their education and helping them develop professional experience while in school.

Glover told the scholarship selection committee that, “like McIntosh, I plan to never stop serving others and fighting for what is right.”

An honor roll student, she founded a multicultural club at Chaminade Julienne and enhanced Black History Month celebrations at CJ with a speaker on the importance of the NAACP in Dayton and across the country. She expresses her civic interest as a member of the Human Relations Council’s Young Ambassador Program and through her work to organize a voting drive for her peers. She also serves as a youth spiritual advisor for the pathfinder club. Her school principal describes her as “a social-justice focused young woman with a passion for making the world a better place and helping the underserved in our society.” 

Watch a video of UD President Eric F. Spina and LaShea Lofton, director of finance for the city of Dayton and first recipient of the McIntosh award, surprising Glover at her school:


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