Scholarships & Competitions

SC State Business Students Win First Place at National Black MBA Competition

SC State University students in the School of Business won a $15,000 first place prize, claiming victory over several other distinguished colleges and universities in the 2018 National Black MBA Association’s Undergraduate Case Competition, which convened Sept. 26-28 in Detroit, Michigan. The SC State team won third place at the competition in 2016 and second…

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Panda Cares Foundation Expands Its Mission of Support for Education by Partnering with UNCF to Award Renewable Scholarships

Committed to serving the communities in which it operates, Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., partners with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to expand its mission of support for education through the “Panda Cares – UNCF Scholars Program.” The scholarship program aims to secure better futures, by awarding “last dollar” scholarships…

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Zaria Lyde Receives Holt Scholarship

Zaria Lyde, a graduate of the Gordon H. Garrett Academy of Technology, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Lawrence A. Holt Scholarship Endowment, overseen by the Coastal Community Foundation. Lyde, student body president of her class, is a member of HOSA, a club for future healthcare professionals, Jefferson’s Club, and the National Honor…

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Trident Technical College launches additional opportunities within the Workforce Pathways Scholarship program

Trident Technical College’s (TTC) Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is offering a new session of Workforce Pathways Scholarship (WPS) funds that pay for course fees for approved career training continuing education programs. This is a new, separate opportunity from the WPS funds that are also available currently to pay for academic courses at…

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Jay-Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Popular music’s most powerful couple continue to make power moves. Musical superstars Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs. The award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund…

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“Claflin Comes To Town” Scholarship Fundraiser To Be Held In Charleston

Claflin University is taking its “Claflin Comes To Town” fundraiser reception to a place of historic significance: Charleston, SC on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church at 446 Meeting Street. The reception is held for the benefit of The FOCUS100 Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for deserving students. “A large…

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College of Charleston Women’s and Gender Studies Hosts Sixth Annual ‘Yes! I’m a Feminist’ Event

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program at the College of Charleston will present the sixth annual “Yes! I’m a Feminist” fundraiser on September 7, 2018. “This is our signature event to celebrate students, faculty, staff, friends of the program and, of course, feminism,” says Kris De Welde, director of the WGS program. “Yes! I’m…

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