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Although the coronavirus pandemic caused all Chicago Public Schools to close earlier this year, it could not shut down Stanley Coleman Jr. Productions LLC’s 4th annual College Scholarship Drive Fashion Show. On Saturday, July 18, the company distributed eight new scholarships to high school and college students via Zoom, a virtual experience that the CEO…

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Beauty expert and educator Tie Cooper hosted her second annual Hi BeauTea Party Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Atlanta’s Swan Coach House. Cooper’s nonprofit hosts the luxurious luncheon, which is a scholarship fundraiser for beauty industry students and entrepreneurs to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of beauty professionals. Attendees came dressed to impress…

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For more than a decade, Google has periodically changed its search page logo for holidays, special events and anniversaries, but today the search engine was designed by a young Black teenage girl from Georgia. Every year, Google hosts a competition for students around the country to design their own interpretation of what the Google search…

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College held its annual Celebration of Leadership Awards on Sept. 27, 2018, on the school’s campus. During the awards ceremony, the Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation raised $370,000 for need-based scholarship funds to aid students. “I am extremely proud of the work of the Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation board members,” said foundation board…

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College expenses just became more attainable for many Houston high school students. Ronald McDonald House Charities®  of Greater Houston/Galveston, along with the Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston awarded 25 high school seniors with prestigious RMHC® US Scholarships for their outstanding community involvement and academic performance. On Friday, May 19, Ronald McDonald House Charities® and African American Future Achievers honored…

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  On April 25 at Ford Field in the heart of downtown Detroit, the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter along with Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah presented six athletic scholarships to high school students who live in Wayne County, Michigan, for golf, track, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and football. While believing in students furthering their education…

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Popular actor/activist and former high school teacher Jesse Williams is teaming up with Scholly to help underprivileged students find available scholarships. He will serve on the advisory board for the scholarship app company. Williams recalled in a video for the app that he was a part of the “grossly under-resourced” American public school system. Being…

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The UNCF/Koch Scholars Program is designed to teach students how to develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset by exploring how the study of entrepreneurship, innovation and economics contribute to well-being for individuals, communities and societies. Students in eligible fields of study, who are competitively selected to participate in this program may receive: academic scholarships, exclusive access…

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Miss Black USA

When you hear the name Karen Arrington, you may immediately think of female empowerment, philanthropy, and Miss Black USA. Miss Black USA is a pageant held every year to celebrate the empowerment and achievements of black women across the Untied States. The pageant is a national scholarship program, so the winner receives an academic scholarship while…

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The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the MBA world. This organization has been assisting black, Latino and native American students attain their MBA and secure jobs at Fortune 500 companies since 1966. The Consortium states on its website that in its 47-year history it has…

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The winner of Juicy J’s controversial “twerk scholarship” has been announced–and it turns out the young lady wasn’t even required to twerk to win the money. Biology student Zaire Holmes is the winner of Juicy’s $50,000 Twerk Scholarship. Surprisingly to many, Holmes, a 19-year-old student biology student at State College of Florida, did not twerk in her application video.

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Hip-hop violinist and producer Miri Ben-Ari is putting her money where her mouth is. Her nonprofit, Gedenk, is teaming up with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to encourage millions of children and rewarding a lucky handful of them with the Gedenk Award for Tolerance. “We are pleased to collaborate with Scholastic Art & Writing…

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Hip-hop heavyweight Nas has joined forces with the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute’s Henry Louis Gates and Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute’s Marcyliena Morgan to create the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship. The Harvard University program will provide opportunities for students to research and develop hip-hop centered projects like performance pieces, curriculum planning,…

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