2022 Sherwin-Williams Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Willingboro, New Jersey
Raven Mills currently attends Hampton University, where she is studying architecture. An important goal of hers is to ensure she is part of diversifying the world of architects. She desires to be not only an architect, but an inspiration to other black women who want to succeed in the field. When she first began her architecture related courses, she knew she was in the right major. She discovered new levels of patience within herself, whether it was waiting for glue to dry on foam core models or finding ways to correctly center and margin axonometrics on white paper. All of what she loved as a child coincided with this profession. Growing up, Mills loved creating things. She enjoyed seeing something in mind and using the tools around her to make ideas into physical objects. As a young black woman attending a Historically Black University, she understands that she can become a role model for so many individuals like herself. Raven understands that she is able to fulfill the dreams of her younger self, which ultimately makes life worth living.