Camryn Morrow, a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, is dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders through arts education and access. Passionate about the intersection of imagination, liberation, and storytelling, she founded a book club for women of color on her university’s campus that acts as a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) women to build community through engagement with works by Black and brown authors.
Within her role as Co-Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee in Undergraduate Student Government, Camryn has been an advocate for racial equity by pushing for increased mental health support and the re-examination of diversity, equity, and inclusion course requirements. She is also part of the University Honors Program, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, and is a Ronald E. McNair Program Scholar.
Camryn is committed to positioning youth for success and has taught and interned with Breakthrough Cincinnati, a non-profit organization that addresses educational inequity by inspiring students and developing leaders. As an intern with The Wyoming Fine Arts Center and The Clifton Cultural Arts Center, she has been able to support students enrolled in distance-learning and strengthen partnerships with community organizations through fundraising, grant writing, and research.
Camryn aspires to pursue a Master’s in Arts Leadership with the goal of working in the art and culture public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
- 2020–21 - Finalist, Harry S Truman Scholarship