Nia Imani Chin, the daughter of Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Anthony A. Chin received one of 50 scholarship provided by the Army Reserve Association Enlisted Scholarship Award.
Nia Imani Chin achievements include Honor Roll, African American Festival of Academic Excellence (AAFAE), Community Service Learning Award, CAPSTONE Award for the Performing Arts, and the Maryland Summer Centers for the Arts (MSCA).
Her long-term goal is to become a performing artist, with a dual program in theatre and communications. Some of her associations in lieu of achieving this goal has included attending programs, workshops, and formal training at The Salisbury University MSCA (4) years, James Hubert Blake High School Stage Company (2 years), The Theatre Lab of the Dramatic Arts of Washington (4) years, The Musical Theatre Center (2) years, and The Studio Theatre of Washington (1) year.
Throughout grade school, Nis has managed to overcome her diagnosis of fibromyalgia while keeping up with her studies and maintaining a balanced social life. An active student and goal-oriented individual, she has been an elite member of the Student Government Association (SGA), the Forensics Theatre Team, where she reached county nationals, and the Journalism/Newspaper Committee as a business manager and staff writer. This summer she will attend the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA) to begin making her dream a reality. She will obtain her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy in New York City this fall.