Scholarship Foundation

"Nia MAAT Khepera Born To Lead Academic Scholarship"


In honor of Nia Maat Khepera’s 50th Earthday, Nia created the Nia Maat Khepera “Born To Lead” academic scholarship. The inaugural year of the NMKB2LA scholarship was 2019. Nia announced her scholarship at her 50th Earthday party on February 23, 2019. The purpose of the Nia Maat Khepera “Born To Lead” Academic Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female college students who are leaders in their family, school, and community. It is also intended to help support HBCU’s and provide mentorship and inspiration to college young ladies. During its inaugural year, Nia awarded six scholarships totaling over $10,000, two of which were awarded to her sons, Mene Ra II and Jabari (legacy recipients). Three of the first year recipients were Nia’s former middle school students when she served as either their teacher, dean, or principal at Texas’ largest African-American charter school. In year two (2020), Nia awarded six young ladies with her scholarship and awarded over $15,000. 

Nia MAAT Khepera “Born To Lead” Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2021 "Nia Maat Khepera Born To Lead Academic Scholarship" recipients:

Jeda Harrison

Logyn McNeil

Bria Mitchell

Siyona Scott

Jaidon Jackson

 2019 Inaugural Recipients:

Mene Ra Khepera II (legacy recipients)
Jabari Khepera (legacy recipients)
 Shermairia Evans
MaKayla Glenn
Faith Taylor
 Kyla Thomas

 2020 Recipients:

Rayshauna Beason
Tarniscia Coffey
Akya Ellington
Alexis Jones
Sydney McNair
Tempest Wilborn