Lyric Carter-Perry embarks on her journey to become a medical examiner 

JANUARY 1, 2019

Written By: Patricia McKnight


Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lyric Carter-Perry felt she was just another student who didn’t see many opportunities for her future.

As a sophomore at Pius XI Catholic High School, Lyric attended a college tour that opened her eyes to a world of possibilities beyond the state of Wisconsin. She realized it was her dream to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), but reaching that goal often felt unattainable.

“I knew if I decided to leave I would like to attend a school that allows me to feel at home and supported,” explained Lyric. “After the college tour, I knew I wouldn’t find that sense of community anywhere else other than at an HBCU.”

Now, roughly three years later, Lyric finds herself majoring in Biology at Prairie View A&M, which is an HBCU located in Texas.

“Attending an HBCU has allowed me to experience adulthood while getting an education with other students who share the same goals as me,” added Lyric

Although being so far away from home, Lyric plans on becoming a medical examiner by making sure she stays focused on her education. At only 19-years-old, Lyric says partying and socializing may be fun, but she went to college to continue her education and better herself.

While keeping her goals in mind she hopes to make her biggest supporters proud, her grandparents.

“All my life my grandparents have been extremely involved. I owe it to each of my grandparents to not only complete college, but to do my best all four years and finish strong,” said Lyric.


Along with support from her grandparents, she says Milwaukee’s Finest Scholarship Foundation aided her transition from high school to college. Instead of having to spend the first couple of months negotiating with her school’s financial aid office, she was able to focus solely on her studies thanks to receiving Milwaukee’s Finest Scholarship.

“I was nervous about paying for college; I had many out of state tuition expenses,” she said. “With the help from Milwaukee’s Finest, the worries of paying for college were pushed to the back burner and I was able to get adjusted to my new surroundings.”

Lyric’s scholarship was made possible by the Morrow family who donated in honor of Herbert Morrow I, a retired Milwaukee Public School teacher who passed away. The Morrow family looks to support hard-working and deserving students like Lyric Carter-Perry as they strive to obtain a college degree.

“I want the Morrow family to know that there are no words that can truly express the gratitude I feel,” emphasized Lyric. “The Morrow family only knew me through my scholarship application but they believed in me enough to help fund my college education. They will always hold a special place in my heart!” she concluded.

Milwaukee’s Finest Scholarship Foundation is extremely proud and supportive of our scholars. We aim to spark a light in each and every one of them. With the support from our generous donors, we are able to help scholars like Lyric launch their careers.