ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading management consulting firms specializing in energy and shared services, has named the first recipients of the Inspire Scholarship which recognizes Black or African American students who excel academically and contribute beyond the classroom. The well-deserving recipients, Quintarius Bell and Charles Hart, each call Atlanta, Georgia, their hometown.
Quintarius will graduate in 2023 from the University of Miami. He is a driven undergraduate student with broad research interests grounded in nuclear space propulsion, additive manufacturing, space trajectory design and optimization, and astrophysics. He is pursuing a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering. Outside of the classroom, Quintarius is interested in nuclear and space policy, venture capital and private equity in space, and international development. Post-graduation, he hopes to work as an engineer, later as a management consultant, and ultimately in venture capital in the space startup ecosystem.
Charles will graduate in 2022 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering. Charles is an active and ambitious student and member of many organizations, including the Oprah Winfrey South Africa Leadership Program, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers, among others. Beyond the classroom, Charles enjoys sports and traveling. Post-graduation, he hopes to be a chemical engineer in the clean energy industry.
“We are thrilled to recognize such deserving individuals for their achievements thus far and ambitions for the future—they are inspiring. We look forward to seeing them progress, both personally and professionally,” says Kim Davenport, partner and director of diversity & inclusion. “At ScottMadden, growing a diverse culture where everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected has long been a strategic priority. This program further amplifies our commitment to D&I as a firm and within our communities.”