Photo: 2013 Jamaica National Volleyball Senior Team @ the 2014 Women volleyball World Championship Road to Italy : Round 1 held in Kingston, Jamaica

Naima A. StennettMy Name is Naima A. Stennett. I am a native of Kingston, Jamaica.  I am currently a second year medical students at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.  I am currently undecided on what specialty I will enter into however but I am leaning towards Family medicine. I enjoy community care and look forward to taking care of patients over a span of time.  By providing care that is continuous I not only get the opportunity to practice preventative medicine but I am able to develop authentic and close relationships with my patients. 

I started playing volleyball at the age of 13 years old at Wolmer’s High School for Girls. I was given the opportunity to play for Jamaica National Volleyball Team at a really young age. My tertiary education, which began at the age of 16, was made possible by a Volleyball scholarship to North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. One of my greatest accomplishments most recently as an athlete was being a part of the 2013-2014 World Championship Team that went to all 3 qualifying rounds of the 2014 World Championship Road to Italy.  On a somewhat more personal note, I frequently recall my mother’s saying that, “You can only help and care about those you can fit in a hug.” When I was a young child I didn’t comprehend what she meant, but as I grew older I began to understand.  I have carried that adage around with me throughout my life up to this point, but would simply add to it, “The trick is to find out how far your arms can stretch.” I always knew I was destined to help others. I am pleased to do so in appreciation for all of the helping hands that have come to my assistance during my journey.

I found time spent playing volleyball for Jamaica National Volleyball Team to be an in-valuable experience that I still draw from today. 

In support of student athletes aiming to continuing their education, I have established a SAT Scholarship Fund. In order to continue the effort of helping student athletes excel both on the field/court and academically. My intention is to be able to provide them with the opportunity to become leaders in their community by earning a college degree. This scholarship fund will provide scholarships that will cover the FULL cost of the standardized test for college admissions in the United States (SAT) so that they can have the option to receive athletic scholarships in the United States.  The exam cost $85.50 per student. 

Presently, there are no scholarships with this specific funding available to international student athletes. Therefore, I felt it was my responsibility to create this scholarship fund to lessen the financial burden of those individuals who have aspirations to play in the United States and further their education. Michelle Obama once said “…when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed…” This is exactly what I want to accomplish with these scholarship, opening a door of infinite opportunities. 

I am confident that with your support, we will afford these student athletes the opportunity that they desperately need. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Contact info:

Naima A. Stennett
SAT Scholarship Fund. 

Contact Information
Naima A. Stennett

(919) 909-4198
[email protected]

Scholarship Applications can be found here:

More information about the scholarship and eligibility guidelines can be found here:

Past Scholarship Recipients:

#8 Tiffany Clarke
George Mason University
Class of 2017, sophomore
Major: Economics

Anneka Harris
Anneka Harris
Florida state college
Class of 2017 sophomore
Major: physical therapist