“We set up the Maada Scholarship because we both wanted to give back and pay forward. We wanted to give something back to the people of Africa and the Caribbean, who have enriched our lives in so many ways. We also wanted to pay forward by investing in a new generation from these regions in the hope they will be able to offer leadership to others. Creating this scholarship at Lawrence reflects our belief in the special power of this place, and the liberal arts education they will receive here, to provide a transformative experience in our scholars' lives.”
– Claudena Skran and David Duncombe
Claudena is the Edwin & Ruth West Professor of Economics and Social Science and professor of government at Lawrence University. David is the founder of Maada Consulting and Analytics and visiting assistant professor of government at Lawrence.