The MEMS Memorial Scholarship fund of Dover awarded the inaugural Rev. Mignonne E.M. Snipes Memorial Leadership Scholarship to four graduating seniors from Dover High
Nadeem D. Boggerty, Hope M. Mongare, Alexis M. Jones and Tajah J. Harris.
The scholarship fund, in association with ICG Enterprises Inc., was established in honor of Mignonne E.M. Snipes, a 1986 graduate of Dover High School who displayed school spirit and leadership. The MEMS Memorial Leadership Scholarship provides a one-time scholarship in the amount of $500 to $1,000 to graduating Dover High School seniors who plan to pursue a four-year degree at an accredited college or university and have demonstrated leadership, dedicated community service and/or advocacy. Snipes was the daughter of the Rev. Johnnie Snipes III and the Rev. Dr. Gloria M. Snipes, of Dover. While at Dover High School, Mignonne was a member of the chorus, JROTC and student council. She also worked throughout her community. Snipes was a graduate of Tuskegee University; she received her Bachelor of Science in political science and pre-law. While at Tuskegee, Snipes was president of the university choir, president of the Pre-Law Society; vice-president of the Coalition of 100 Black Women; co-founder of the First Collegiate Chapter of National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. — NCBW Tuskegee University College Division — and was a member of the Student Government Association, student judicial adviser and chief of staff.