Scholarships & Competitions

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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The Rev. Donna Green Memorial Scholarship Foundation 2018 Winners

The Reverend Donna E. Green Memorial Scholarship foundation awarded five $500 scholarships to students in the Charleston area. The 2018 high school graduates were honored on Sunday July 22, 2018 at Greater Beard Chapel AME Church (20 Hanover Street). Scholarships were awarded to the following students: Bryce Reed will be attending University of South Carolina and is a…

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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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