Yasmine Alexandra Arrington, M.Div. Candidate
Howard University School of Divinity and Miss District of Columbia Plus America 2016 (Washington, DC)
Yasmine Alexandra Arrington was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is a 2015 graduate from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications and History. Yasmine is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity degree at Howard University.
In 2010, while a junior in high school, Yasmine founded the non-profit ScholarCHIPS (www.scholarchipsfund.org), an organization that provides college scholarships and mentoring to graduating high school seniors who have a parent(s) in prison, and are pursuing their college degree. To date, ScholarCHIPS has awarded over $80,000 in college scholarships to 23 scholars. Yasmine is also a poet, blogger, motivational speaker and fashion model. Yasmine has been featured in TeenVogue, Essence, Black Enterprise and Forbes Magazine and numerous times on ABC7 News and in The Washington Post for her community work. Yasmine is Miss District of Columbia Plus America 2016 and was a nominee for a 2016 Hometown Champion Image Award.
Yasmine has worked as a Public Relations intern at the Public Broadcasting Station, as an Account Management Intern at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide and as an Education Fellow at Hager Sharp, a PR Firm in DC. Yasmine is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She has had many honors including being named a College Success Foundation scholar, Jack Kent Cooke scholar, Horatio Alger state scholar, Washington Redskins scholar, Abramson Foundation scholar, Samuel Huntington Public Service awardee, Peace First Prize fellow, DC Social Innovation and JMK Innovation Fund grantee, and named an “Angel Among Us” by the National Council of Negro Women, including a number of other community service and leadership awards.