100 Women DBA Scholarship Program

The 100 WOMEN DBA awards scholarships annually to provide a financial boost to five young women of color graduating from Hancock high schools, there are three $1500 scholarships and two $500 scholarships in memory of Elena Marie Lorenza Lucore. The scholarships are intended to fill a gap as young women of color historically have been disproportionately shut out of generational wealth. The scholarship targets young women who might not have access to full scholarships or family resources for their college education.

Students are asked to fill out an application online (link will be here when next season begins). The 100 WOMEN DBA scholarship committee evaluates each application based on a quantitative as well as qualitative basis. The winners will be announced during each school year’s award ceremony. The deadline for the application is the last day of February of the scholarship year.

The scholarship funds are raised through raffles at 100 Men Hall events, via donations, and through events specifically intended to raise money for the scholarships.

In addition, the organization provides mentorship to the students and at times internships as needed. 



DONATE - the 100 WOMEN DBA has created a scholarship endowment fund to deliver five awards a year to five students. The 100 MEN HALL is a 501c3 nonprofit and any donation over $250 may be considered a tax deduction. 

DONATE HERE - https://100menhall.com/products/donate




Lee A'rie Simms - $1,500.00 

Constance Valladares - $1,500.00 


Amanda Gonzales Ponce - $1,500.00 

Kiara Johnson - $500.00

Kiera Nicholson - $500.00 



Karima Wallace - award $1500 (Watch)


Jaelyn Acker - award: $500

Aniyah Wood - award $1500 (Watch)


Kiana Han - award: $500 (Watch)

Anajah Laneaux - award: $1500 (Watch)




Carmin Acker - $1500

Aneshia Bridges - $500 


Akosha Noble - $1500 

Takira Lewis - $500 




Through 100 WOMEN DBA membership, you help support our institutional mission to preserve an African American historical landmark and present meaningful cultural and musical experiences that inspire the community on the Mississippi Coast. 


About 100 WOMEN DBA

The 100 WOMEN DBA membership organization reimagines the 100 Men DBA that organized in 1894 to help and heal the community. It focuses on women because no progress could have been made without the daily actions of countless unheralded women who make the magic happen. 

Becoming a Member

Whether you come to the Hall once a year for your favorite event or you find yourself here more often, the benefit of being a member is you have members-only pricing for rentals, free admission to any event the Hall hosts, and access to a support system of women who are as diverse as the region and offer community and connection. 

Past Events

The 100 WOMEN DBA has been responsive to the community by actively using our voice, listening, marching and organizing skills.

Krewe of 100 WOMEN DBA

The Krewe of 100 WOMEN DBA marches with the oldest African American Krewe on the MS Coast - Krewe of Real People Next Generation - all on Mardi Gras day.

Scholarship Program

The 100 WOMEN DBA awards scholarships annually to provide a financial boost to five young women of color graduating from Hancock high schools.

Mentoring Program

The 100 WOMEN DBA seeks to levy the members collective resources to address both the gender and racial biases that women of color have faced for generations. Please contact the membership organization through 100menhall@gmail.com if you are interested in the mentorship program.