Emani Mhoon

Fisk University
Major: Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
2015 Cohort

A leader in student government and in the classroom, Mhoon sees a clear difference in the UNCF/Koch Scholarship Program.

I feel like life is a continuous journey in which we’re constantly learning. I’ve never been a part of a scholarship that’s so invested in the students. The people that they bring in to speak to us are very inspiring. They come from different career fields, different backgrounds, and they’re very relatable. Even the outside work that they require us to do is investing in ourselves.

I also like the fact that we’re able to be a part of a cohort in which we can develop over the years with a group of people. I’ve met friends three years ago as freshmen and we realized, “What are we going to do when we graduate?” Every year we know that we can come back to this scholarship and talk about how our year went, what were some of the things that went well, what were some of the things we learned from. That also serves as an opportunity to learn from each other.

We’re not only business majors – I met some engineers, I met some computer science majors. I’ve learned a lot from many different people. The idea of entrepreneurship doesn’t have to just be in one study or one career field and I think that this conference does a great job expanding upon that and teaching us the different aspects of what entrepreneurship embodies.