To play the part, you must look the part — and Morehouse College receiving the ultimate gift from Huntsman Savile Row is proof of that.
The New York and London-based elite fashion house has given the historically Black college $100,000 to establish The Huntsman Savile Row Scholarship.
“We are delighted to partner with Morehouse College on the new Huntsman Scholarship, and applaud the talented young recipients,” said Pierre Lagrange, owner of Huntsman, in a press release shared with AfroTech. “A well-tailored suit is about more than just a garment – it’s about empowerment, confidence, individuality, and what you feel capable of while wearing it. We hope to impart these notions to the Morehouse Men who are the future of tomorrow.”
Morehouse College will partner with the renowned bespoke tailor to prepare enterprising business, mathematics, and computer science majors for success within their future careers.
Rising Morehouse Men will gain financial support through the latest scholarship along with access to exclusive professional development opportunities. They will also receive their very own Huntsman suit to help them look the part as they go on to achieve their goals whether in grad school or the workforce.
Huntsman Scholars participating in the scholarship program will also gain access to mentoring activities, which include coaching sessions alongside company executives where they will get insight into the luxury fashion and bespoke tailoring industry.
The focus of the partnership includes the alignment of values that Morehouse and Huntsman share — excellence, integrity, leadership, and service.
Meet The Inaugural Class
Eligibility for the Huntsman Savile Row Scholarship includes maintaining at least a 3.25 GPA as well as having an academic major that falls within the Division of Business Administration and Economics, the Division of Math and Computational Science, and the Division of Experiential Learning and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The following majors are eligible for the program: economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management, computer science, and software engineering.
All Huntsman Scholars must also maintain 30-credit hours per academic year to keep their scholarship awards.
A-Students Dawud Crayton, Yusuf Lewis, Cortney Mays, and Christian Porter make up the inaugural class of Huntmasn Scholars. Although they graduated in May, these Morehouse Men are still reaping the benefits of the scholarship program.
“I was honored to receive The Huntsman Savile Row Scholarship, and I would like to thank Huntsman for investing in my education,” said Porter. “It was also an honor to receive a suit tailored for me. A bespoke suit is one that is yours and yours alone. Whether you put on a suit of armor in the military or a suit-and tie-on Wall Street, a suit shows you are a professional in your line of business, and I am proud to say that I am a Huntsman.”
Click here to learn more about the program.