Scholarships & Competitions

Chevrolet Gives HBCU Students an Opportunity to ‘Discover the Unexpected’

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have selected six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism (DTU) Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational…

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MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A social media post recognizing African American scholars has gone viral and it’s all because of a Hip Hop legend. Joshua Williams posted his status as a co-valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University to Instagram, saying that the achievement was thanks to the $50,000 scholarship he received…

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Cane Bay High School: Palmetto State Choral Championships

The Cane Bay High School’s Cobra Chorale and Ladies Honors Choir traveled to Laurens, South Carolina to perform at the Palmetto State Choral Championships last month. The choirs competed against 20 of the best choirs from across South Carolina and both the Chorale and Ladies Honors Choir earned straight Superior Ratings. Additionally, the Ladies Honors Choir…

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South Carolina Federal Awards $50,000 in Scholarships

South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $50,000 in scholarships to students attending colleges in South Carolina this fall. Scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, were awarded to 12 students, six of whom are attending traditional colleges and universities and six who are attending technical schools. Applicants were evaluated based on their grade point average, volunteer…

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Spelman College Wins 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

In front of a packed studio audience consisting of top HBCU students, school presidents, HCASC alumni and Honda associates, Spelman College took home the championship title and a $75,000 institutional grant at the 30th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament, America’s premier academic competition for HBCUs. Hosted on the Honda campus in…

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OneUnited Bank Announces 9th Annual “I Got Bank” Youth Financial Literacy Contest

For National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 9th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account. The contest represents the best essays and art projects that embody the “I Got Bank!” theme. Students from across the country…

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Goose Creek High Wins Again at Mu Alpha History Bowl

By Kurt Walker The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual Black History Bowl Competition on the campus of the Citadel Saturday, February 16, 2019. The winner of the high school division was Goose Creek, who was led by returning senior Tyler Steigler. Team members were Tyler Steigler, Marcus Hermastyne,…

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