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Spelman College Attracts More Black Women Scholars, Experiences Highest App Pool in Its 140-Year History

Spelman College has received more than 11,000 applications for the 2021-2022 admission cycle, which is the highest app pool since its inception 140 years ago. The prominent HBCU shared the news in a press release to highlight how more young Black women scholars are attracted to the college following a tumultuous year. This increase in admission applications is a 20 percent increase compared to last year, and follows an upward application trajectory since 2014. “The increased interest in Spelman is a testament to the College’s reputation of graduating Black women with a competitive edge who rise to leadership roles across industries and impact positive change in their communities,” said Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell in a statement . “We are excited that these bright young minds are seizing the opportunity to experience our unique liberal arts education by applying to Spelman .” Applicants interested in attending Spelman boast impressive academic profiles. Applicants average...

Mar 30, 2021

Ten Black Students Chosen As 2021 Rhodes Scholars Tie For Most Ever in a Single Class

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and highest honor any student can receive for an international postgraduate program to continue their studies at the University of Oxford. For the second time in its 118-year history, ten Black Americans have been chosen as U.S. Rhodes Scholars, tying up the 2017 record for the most ever in a single class, according to Black Enterprise. There were a total of 32 Americans selected for this year’s Rhodes Scholars class, and according to a press statement from the American secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot F. Gerson, it’s one of the most diverse groups ever. “This year’s American Rhodes Scholars—independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously—reflect the remarkable diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States. Twenty-two of the 32 are students of color; ten are Black, equal to the greatest number ever elected in one year in the United States. Nine are first-generation Americans or immigrants; and...

Nov 24, 2020