Scholarships & Competitions

Marie Jenkins Jones Incentive Award Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Marking 26 years of scholarship support for high school students, the Marie Jenkins Jones Incentive Award (MJJIA) announces five award recipients for 2018. Receiving scholarships of $500 each are Kayla Bennett, Ajani Brooks, Quinara Lawson, Zataya Rivenbark and Jamesia St. Louis, all recent graduates of Baptist Hill Middle High School. These outstanding young ladies have…

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Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity Launches a New $600,000 Scholarship Program with UNCF and KIPP

Following on his generous $100,000 scholarship gift made in 2015 through UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) to four deserving college students, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has joined forces with UNCF and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to help 18 more KIPP students earn a college degree. Through a new UNCF scholarship program launched…

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Announces The Eight Recipients Of The Homecoming Scholars Award For The 2018-2019 Academic Year Through Her BeyGOOD Initiative

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the eight recipients of the Homecoming Scholars Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 is a merit program and was announced in April.  It is the second scholarship merit program from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and BeyGOOD. The Formation Scholars Award Program was announced in the spring of…

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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Nyy’a Bianca Moultrie as a new member

Nyy’a Bianca Moultrie of Charleston, SC has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects,” says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS Founder & Chief Executive Officer. NSCS is a…

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UNCF Announces Third Class of UNCF® STEM Scholars Through $48 Million Investment From Fund II Foundation

Today, UNCF announced its third cohort of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars (STEM Scholars). The 100 high-performing African American high school seniors, selected from across the nation, will each receive a total award package of up to $25,000 that includes scholarships and a stipend for STEM internships over five years. This award is made…

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NBA Star Khris Middleton Discusses Scholarship Program For Future Porter-Gaud Minority Students During Kids Basketball Camp

By Damion Smalls Porter-Gaud School alumnus and Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Khris Middleton returned to his hometown this summer to host his Kids Basketball Camp. Held on June 28 on the campus of his high school, the camp for boys and girls ages 9-17 was supported by a congregation of Middleton’s friends, family and fellow…

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Charleston County School of the Arts Graduate Caleb Smith Becomes South Carolina’s First Optimist International Oratorical World Champion

Caleb Smith went to St. Louis, MO to simply represent his family, the West Ashley Optimist Club, school, and state to the best of his ability at the Optimist International Oratorical World Championships. He did that, and more. Smith, who graduated from Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) this spring, won the 2018 world…

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