Hamline News

Students Awarded Eddie Phillips Scholarship


Two Hamline students have received the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men. Guled Said and George Nwameme are among the 15 total students chosen as recipients for 2019.

Said is a political science and communications double major hoping to pursue a career in media marketing. He is an active member of Hamline’s African Student Association and Muslim Student Association.

Nwameme is a business management major in his junior year. He is excited to participate in the Eddie Phillips Scholarship program with a network of like-minded people who realize that the value of the scholarship far exceeds its financial impacts.

About the Eddie Phillips Scholarship

Since 2015, the Eddie Phillips Scholarship has provided African-American men in their junior and senior years with financial support, mentorship, internships, and the opportunity to network with local African-American leaders. Its original cohort of recipients began at three members and has since grown to five times that number.

The scholarship was created in honor of Minnesotan businessman and philanthropist Eddie Phillips. His family hopes to honor Phillips’ legacy and his passion for education by supporting expanded opportunities for men of color.

The scholarship is managed through the Minnesota Private College Fund.