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Dr. Portia Stallworth

Dr. Portia R. Stallworth is a dedicated advocate for education and a champion for underrepresented student populations. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama, where she demonstrated her commitment to academic excellence. Building upon this foundation, she pursued a master’;s degree at the University of West Alabama, further honing her expertise in education. Dr. Stallworth’s passion for empowering students led her to earn her doctorate from the University of New England, solidifying her credentials in educational leadership.


With over a decade of experience in higher education, Dr. Stallworth has focused her career on supporting sensitive student populations, including first-generation, disabled, and non-traditional students. Her compassionate approach and deep understanding of their needs have been instrumental in fostering a culture of inclusivity and success. Currently serving as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Montevallo, she continues to make a profound impact by providing comprehensive support and resources to students facing unique challenges.


Dr. Stallworth’s commitment to educational equity extends beyond her professional roles. She has served as a board member for the Black Alumni Society at the University of South Alabama, advocating for increased representation and support for Black students and alumni. Additionally, she is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she contributes to community service initiatives and promotes educational opportunities for all.


Through her advocacy, leadership, and unwavering dedication to student success, Dr. Portia R. Stallworth exemplifies the transformative power of education and the importance of ensuring equitable access for all learners.

Why Invest in Black Girls?

I believe it's crucial to invest in Black girls and initiatives like the Black Girls Scholarship Fund because every young black girl deserves equitable access to education and opportunity. Investing in Black girls means investing in the future leaders, innovators, and change-makers of our communities and society as a whole.

Historically, Black girls have faced systemic barriers that have hindered their educational and professional advancement. By providing financial support, we can break down these barriers and empower Black girls to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential.

Investing in Black girls sends a powerful message that their voices, experiences, and contributions are valued and worthy of investment. It's about creating a more inclusive and just society where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of their race or background.

When we invest in Black girls, we not only uplift individual lives but also strengthen our communities and contribute to a more diverse, equitable, and prosperous future for all. The Black Girls Scholarship Fund is not just a financial investment; it's an investment in justice, equality, and the limitless potential of Black girls everywhere.

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