Meet Bernadette: A Dorson Scholar

Meet Bernadette!

Bernadette is not only a Dorson Scholar, but also a W.E.B Scholar. She participated in the WEB Du Bois Scholars Institute's Online Academic Enrichment Program this past July.

Get to know Bernadette. Check out her Q&A below!

What are some of your hobbies?

Listen to music, workout, cook and bake.

What genre of music do you like?

R&b, Afrobeats and Rap.

What is your favorite movie?

Bad boys.

Who is your favorite actor/artist/celebrity? Why?

Tiffany Haddish. I like her because she is transparent and keeps it real. No matter her struggles she is still shining and making an impact.

If you use social media, which is your most preferred?


Cake or ice cream?

Ice cream

Would you like to live to 100? Why or why not?

I would like to live to 100 hundred just to see different eras pass by. I want to see what generation will be talking about and if robots take over.

If you won 1 million dollars today, what would you do with it?

I would invest and use the money to build wealth.

If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose?

I would choose to be transparent.

Who/What is your inspiration? Why?

My inspiration is myself. I strive to be better than I was the day before. I try to strengthen and better myself everyday.

If you could send a message to your 30 year old self, what would it be?

I hope you have a vacation home somewhere and at least 3 hospitals in the works and also I hope you bought a car for my mom and dad.

What inspired you to apply for the Du Bois Program?

What really inspired me was the medical program that they offered. I also saw an opportunity to try something new.

How do you feel about being selected for the Du Bois Program?

At first I was hesitant to apply for the virtual classes. Once I was accepted, I felt grateful because that kind of opportunity does not come easy. I also feel like I accomplished something.

What are your three greatest takeaways from the Dorson Scholars Program after completing year one?

1. That is okay to dream big and know that if you work hard and set goals you can do anything you want in this life.

2. Education comes in different variations.

3. I learned to keep an open mind even if the topic or person does not interest you.

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Dorson Community Foundation provides supplementary college readiness and career development enrichment to students from inner-city North Jersey so they can realize their full potential with the goal of continuing on to higher education.

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