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2021 Diversity Scholarship Winners

AAAA is excited to announce the 2021 Diversity Scholarship winners!


Congratulations to Brittany Edwards, Hantz Leger, and Arielle Knafel!


Last year, we created a diversity task force to help AAAA identify ways to support the CAA community. We received many qualified applications for the scholarships this year and look forward to continuing this program into the future. The more donations we receive, the more scholarships we can award!

Brittany A. Edwards

Nova Southeastern University, Tampa Campus

I’m a second year SAA from Melbourne, FL. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida where I truly learned the value of representation and diversity. My desire to work in healthcare was largely motivated by my passion to help bridge the cultural gaps between patients and providers.

Hantz Leger

Nova Southeastern University

I was born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida in a small town called Lake Park where I lived with my 7 other siblings. My parents immigrated from Haiti to America to birth and opportunity for their children and that was something I wasn’t going to take for granted. My passion has always been in the health field where I first started working at a children's dental office throughout high school. After graduation, I was accepted into the University of South Florida where I graduated with a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. During my time as an undergraduate student, I worked as a pharmacy technician on the campus pharmacy as well Moffitt Cancer Center. From there applied and was accepted into Nova Southeastern University’s AA program where I currently study as a first-year student.


Arielle Knafel-Bellian

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

I am originally from California, but Indianapolis will always be my “home”. After undergrad, I went on to study nuclear medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Following graduation, I received my nuclear medicine and CT certifications and accepted an internship to work as a nuclear medicine engineer for Siemens Healthineers testing PET/CT scanners. I currently attend the Medical College of Wisconsin. My husband and I live in Milwaukee, and very recently welcomed our son, Cozi, into the world. In our limited spare time, you’ll find us supporting my two younger brothers at Indiana University basketball games (Go Hoosiers!) and University of Tennessee football games (Go Vols!). I am honored to be a recipient of the DEI Scholarship and am proud to represent a small percentage of the diversity within our AAAA community.

Donate to the AAAA Diversity Scholarship Fund


Want to fuel students' academic dreams and build a more inclusive CAA community? Donate to the AAAA Diversity Scholarship Fund.

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