Nia Scott is a Spoken Word and Visual Artist from Tampa, FL. Scott is a recipient of the First Wave scholarship at the University of Wisconsin: Madison. First Wave is a program that stands on principles: Arts, Activism, and Academics. Scott was the High School Program Director over “One Life” under the JVN Project organization. “One Life” was a workshop series that used Hip-Hop as a tool of empowerment for 13 – 19-year-olds by teaching Creative Writing and music competition with the objective of improving academic trajectory through affirmation, inclusion, and performance. Scott has earned two Regional Gold Keys for her poetry collection and a National Silver medal for her poetry portfolio from the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. In 2011, Creative Loafing named & honored her in a segment titled “Top 20 [artists to look out for] under 25.”