Xavier University Senior Named Recipient of Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship

Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) senior Sydney Green has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program, UNCF announced. Xavier is a UNCF-member institution.

Green will receive the $10,000 award given her academic achievement, dedication to community service and strong leadership skills.

Xavier University senior Sydney Green

Xavier University senior Sydney Green, the scholarship’s first recipient.

“With help from The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program, I will not have to spend most of my life paying back student loans,” said Green. “As a future teacher, I can focus on positively impacting the next generation, instead of stressing over the amount of debt I would owe after graduating.”

Green has been increasingly involved in serving her community since she first enrolled at Xavier. She has spent countless hours at programs hosted by the Center for Student Leadership and Service, and has worked with children through both Xavier’s community outreach center and in a classroom setting.

As part of XULA’s annual Black History Month Convocation, Nettie Washington Douglass, the great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass and the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, gave a special presentation to recognize Green.