Scholarships & Competitions

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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Toyota Establishes the John W. Mack Scholarship Fund Through the National Urban League

Toyota returned this year as a title sponsor of the National Urban League (NUL) Annual Conference held August 1-4, 2018, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. This year commemorated Toyota’s 27-year partnership with the National Urban League. The conference theme, Save Our Cities – Powering the Digital Revolution featured numerous business, civic…

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The Charles A. Brown High School Class of 1971 Scholarship Awardees for 2018

The Charles A. Brown class of 1971 awarded two scholarships to the following participants: Tamia D. Miller is the daughter of Tamica & Jerome Miller, and granddaughter of Lundean Washington Dingle. Tamia will be attending Western Carolina University, majoring in Psychology. Her career objective is Pediatric Medicine. Kayla Fludd is the daughter of Latonia Fludd Macon…

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Nigerian Teens Take Top Prize For Original Mobile Start-Up

At a competition for teenage tech entrepreneurs held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, a girl team from Nigeria captured the top prize for their original mobile app start-up. Judges at the Technovation World Pitch Summit screened thousands of entries and picked “Save-A-Soul” from Onitsha, Anambra state, as the winning team. The five teenage members of…

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Scholarship America Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Dream Award Scholarships

Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, is accepting applications for the 2019 Scholarship America Dream Award now through Monday, October 15, 2018. In its sixth year, the Dream Award is Scholarship America’s unique renewable scholarship program for students with financial need who have overcome barriers and successfully started their college…

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UNCF Inaugural Leaders’ Breakfast Succeeds with Longtime Supporter Cedric the Entertainer Serving as Co-Chair

United Negro College Fund friend and St. Louis native Cedric the Entertainer hosted the inaugural UNCF St. Louis Leaders’ Breakfast August 6 at the Norwood Hills Country Club. Aiming to help break financial barriers, proceeds from the event will provide operational support to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which help send local students to…

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