about our Scholarships




The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation
Scholarship 2018

Dear Students,

            The Ayana J. McAllister Foundation Scholarships were instituted March 2017 after the tragic death of our daughter, Ayana J. McAllister who was the victim of senseless gun violence in Washington, D.C. Ayana was a freshman at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. majoring in Criminal Justice and hoped to pursue a career in law enforcement. To honor our daughter, three scholarships will be awarded.

We are offering four (4) scholarships. The Academic Scholarship is designed to award three (3) high school senior(s) and/or current college student(s) from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (Southern Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia), who plan to attend or are currently enrolled in a four-year college, who has personally been impacted by senseless gun violence and is planning to attend college or is currently enrolled in college in a full time status. The Memorial Scholarship is designed to award one (1) St. Augustine University student majoring in Criminal Justice who is returning to school in Fall 2018 and has been personally impacted by senseless gun violence.

            The application criteria for both scholarships can be found by downloading the respectively PDFs on our website (embed link to tab for Academic and Memorial Scholarships) and we encourage you to apply. We hope to award 4 scholarships in 2018 but the option to award more will be determined at the end of the application process.

            The deadline for submission of the application is April 7, 2018 and awardees will be notified in May 2018. Awardees must be present at the Annual Scholarship Benefit to accept award.

            We look forward to reviewing your application and video submission. If you should have additional questions please submit email to Yvette Mimms at ajmlegacyfoundation@gmail.com.


Download a PDF of scholarship rules & regulations HERE




Anthony and Tyreese McAllister
Parents of Ayana J. McAllister
The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation