Scholarships & Competitions

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Social Justice Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) National Racial Equality Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Fellowship applications are open today through August 14, 2020. The 12-month fellowship will begin September 2020. Created in response to the historically unleveled playing field for minorities, and the recent protests and police killings of unarmed African Americans, CBCF’s NREI racial equity framework will have an evidence-based…

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Three Claflin University Students Named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Three distinguished Claflin University scholars are among 44 students who were named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Travis Armstead, a junior political science major from Chicago, Ill.; Jayda Teasley, a junior political science major from Gainesville, Fla.; and Ronitra Wilson, a junior political science…

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Honda and Historically Black Colleges and Universities Join Together to Combat the Pandemic

At the end of March, nearly 250 students and coaches from 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were set to travel to California to compete for the national championship title in the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for HBCUs. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda made the…

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McDonald’s USA Launches $500,000 Scholarship Fund to Help HBCU Students Return to School Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

McDonald’s USA announced June 25 the launch of its $500,000 Black & Positively Golden® Scholarship Fund to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue their education this fall, despite impacts of COVID-19. Facilitated by Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), scholarships will be distributed for the 2020-2021 academic year. The announcement comes in…

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Point Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients And A New BIPOC LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students, announced June 24 its 2020 scholarship recipients. Point also announced that they will be creating a new scholarship fund specifically for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) who are LGBTQ. 19 new Point Scholars were selected…

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Awards Historic $100,000 Founders’ Centennial Scholarship

Cayla Withers, a recent graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC, was awarded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated’s Triumphant Founder Arizona Cleaver Stemons Centennial Scholarship in the amount of $100,000 on June 19, 2020. The surprise presentation was recorded on news channel WSOC-TV. “While we received over 2,000 applications from very high-achieving graduating seniors, Cayla’s story was special.…

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ECPI University Announces $4 Million in New Scholarships for African-American Students, Issues Statement on Racial Injustice

In light of recent events that have forced this nation to more closely examine its record of racial injustice, ECPI University is issuing the following statement to support its African-American students: The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and subsequent events has opened a dialogue surrounding racial inequality that takes many…

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ASCAP Launches HBCU Internship Program

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced on June 19 the launch of a new paid internship program for students enrolled in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. This summer, the PRO will offer five HBCU students the opportunity to join ASCAP’s team to gain real-world experience in the…

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Colleton County High School Student Receives Scholarship

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has awarded a 2020 Board of Directors Scholarship to Fred B. Chambers of Colleton County High School. Each year, SCAC awards four $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot, and Colleton County was selected in the 2020 draw. Applicants must…

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S.C. State Fair names 2020 scholarship recipients

The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2020. 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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