Scholarships & Competitions

Twenty-Two HBCU Dance Teams Go Head to Head for the Chance to Win $25,000 in the #RadiantDanceOff Contest

Every weekend, hundreds of college women participate as dancers in high energy marching bands across the country. From show-stopping halftime performances to intricate routines, young dancers must be ready to perform every day of the month, under all circumstances. To help women demonstrate confidence during their toughest days, HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc. teamed up with…

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GoFundMe and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partner To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

Earlier this week, GoFundMe announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. GoFundMe and TMCF are teaming up to raise money in support of students at the nation’s 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “No American should be prevented from enrolling in and graduating…

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Group Seeks to Dramatically Increase the Annual Number of Diverse Engineering Graduates

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineers (NACME) has chosen the 50K Coalition Leadership Circle as the recipient of NACME’s 2017 Diversity Vision Award. Originally envisioned by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the 50K Coalition is a 40-organization collaborative formed by four preeminent engineering diversity membership organizations: NSBE, the American Indian Science…

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The 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Returns to Rock Atlanta

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will make its highly-anticipated return to Atlanta on January 27, 2018, when eight marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography and pageantry. The polls are now open for the public to vote for their favorite…

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Magnolia Foundation grant supports two Trident Tech scholarships named after former slave

For the second consecutive year, the Magnolia Plantation Foundation has funded scholarships for two students pursuing associate degrees in horticulture and hospitality and tourism management at Trident Technical College. Eleis Lester, a resident of downtown Charleston resident, and Litasha Banks, who lives in North Charleston, are recipients of the scholarships named for 19th century attorney,…

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Student Darius Kelly wins That BIG Book Sale design competition

The Charleston Friends of the Library, in partnership with the Art Institute of Charleston, launched its 4th annual That BIG Book Sale design competition last month.  This year’s winner is student Darius Kelly who impressed the four judges with his incredible design that is literally “out of this world”. “The poster competition is part of…

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Beyonce Announces Winners of The Formation Scholars Award

Today, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the four winners of The Formation Scholars Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. The establishment of the merit scholarship program was announced on April 24, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, her critically-acclaimed and globally-lauded visual album, through her BeyGOOD initiative.. Current and incoming female undergraduate and graduate students…

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S.C. State Fair names 2017 scholarship recipients

The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2017. The fair annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university or technical college in the state. The $6,000 scholarships are awarded at an annual rate…

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