Scholarships & Competitions

UofSC launches new scholarship program with Raise.Me

The University of South Carolina will offer a new scholarship program designed to reward high school students for a wide variety of academic achievements and extracurricular activities. Students at 56 selected high schools in South Carolina, starting as early as 9th grade, can earn “micro-scholarships” to Carolina through an online program called Raise.me. For example,…

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NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Winner Announcement

NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships and treated to a VIP experience at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the AAA…

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North Charleston High Senior Is A Golden Door Scholarship Recipient

Mayra Lizeth Lomeli-Garcia, a senior at North Charleston High School, is the recipient of the Golden Door Scholarship.  The Golden Door Scholarship is a program that invests in education by providing four year scholarships and career access for high-performing students.   Mayra submitted a brief application with an essay and a 2 minute long video about…

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NABJ Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce its 2016 scholarship recipients. NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. This year, NABJ has awarded $27,500 in scholarships.  “NABJ is committed to helping our student members reach their full potential by providing financial assistance. Our scholarship program…

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FCA Foundation Selects 2016 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Winners

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, and the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) today announced recipients of the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship. The 2016 class of 21 students, who represent the promise of a new generation of black farmers, will receive $100,000 in scholarships that will help them pursue agriculture-related…

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Indiana Teen Awarded $10,000 Scholarship for Racial Studies

The Davidson Institute of Talent Development has announced the 2016 Davidson Fellows. Among the honorees is 17-year-old Justine Izah of Crown Point, Ind. Izah won a $10,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for her project, An Examination of Black Liberation, Stereotypes, Healthcare and Education Through the Eyes of a Black Woman. She is one of only 20…

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National Black Education Group Launches Social Innovation Challenge

After 17 years of being the leading voice for increased parental choice and high quality education options that support low-income and working-class Black families and their children, today the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) announces a new phase in that fight with the launch of an ideas and action challenge to create the next…

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NASA Awards Grants to Two Universities for STEM Education Programs

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools. Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama, and New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, will receive as much as…

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Establish $2.5M Endowed Scholarship

Five-time NBA Champion Earvin “Magic” Johnson will partner with SC State University to raise $2.5 million toward an endowed scholarship, which will bear the global businessman’s name. Such a philanthropic effort is the first in university history. The Earvin “Magic” Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund will support scholars who are working toward earning their degrees from…

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Congressional Art Contest Winner Depicts Police Brutality and Protests

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Senior David Pulphus won this year’s congressional art competition with a painting called “Untitled #1.” The first place winner is from Congressman Lacy Clay’s district (D-Mo.) Congressional art competition entitled, “An Artistic Discovery,” features a nationwide art contest coordinated by members…

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