Devin Cox is Right C3’s $2,000 First Prize Scholarship winner for 2019 as part of our senior scholarship survey. Devin is set to attend Winston-Salem State University in the fall. He plans on majoring in biotechnology or biochemistry, with the ultimate goal of joining the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. Devin chose Winston-Salem after his college visit. He was able to meet with Alpha members on campus, as well as speak with faculty, both of whom helped create the welcoming atmosphere that he was looking for.
Devin was always interested in science, and originally considered becoming a marine biologist. Through the resources available with Right C3, Devin was able to identify the potential job openings for certain careers. This is what spurred him to shift from marine biology to biotechnology/biochemistry. Devin also credited the Right C3 test preparation material with helping him tackle his SAT exam.
Outside of the classroom, Devin enjoys swimming and playing basketball. He has been involved in Students for Education Reform, as well as community service work by volunteering at soup kitchens and helping organize donations for school supplies. His favorite thing about high school were the teachers that cared beyond his classroom academics. Their drive to help people succeed is reflected in Devin’s extracurricular community service and willingness to give back to his community.
Devin is excited to attend Winston-Salem and be on his own. He is looking forward to new experiences and meeting new people. He plans on joining multiple clubs, being a part Greek life, and working part-time while attending college. Devin’s accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom have prepared him to succeed in his upcoming college endeavors. We wish him the best as he pursues his education goals.