ABOUT ALEX COHN & THE GRANT

MORE ABOUT THE GRANT

The Alex Cohn Grant is funded by donations from Alex’s family and friends. It is designed to support Beaver students who want to explore a particular interest in an extracurricular activity that will have a meaningful impact on their life journey. Read more.

 

This year's recipients are Nala Hayden '22 and Corey Predella '22. Nala will be developing her own nonprofit company called MyHairLove. Nala wants to change the way younger generations of black students understand the history, science, and politics of their hair through a YouTube channel, educational "hair kits," and live workshops with elementary and middle school-aged children. Corey will be using the grant to study the neuroscience of "aphasia," a cognitive decline in speech, common in stroke victims. Corey plans to use his skills in coding and circuitry to develop two wearable technologies that would aid a person in communicating with aphasia or other neurocognitive obstacles related to verbal expression. 

Read more about these projects.