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Target Announces Scholarship Extensions As A Part Of Its HBCU Scholars Program

Target is putting its money where its mouth is. In 2021, the retail giant announced a commitment to advance racial equity, including increased investments with Black-owned businesses by more than 50 percent. In addition to this commitment, the popular Minnesota-based retailer is enhancing its Target Scholars Program with updated extensions and additional resources.

May 12, 2022

Salenah Cartier Repeats History As The Youngest University Of Houston Graduate For The Second Year In A Row

The only competition for Salenah Cartier is herself! Salenah Cartier is reportedly the youngest graduate from the University of Houston (UH) for the second year in a row. She was only 17-years-old when she made history as the youngest graduate from UH, where she earned a degree in psychology and business. Now, Salenah Cartier has done it again after receiving her master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from the college of education.

Dec 27, 2021

Ohio Teen Kelisha Williams Is Going From Foster Care To Harvard University On A Full Ride

High school senior Kelisha Williams’ application to Harvard University began as a joke but as it turns out the teen is headed to the esteemed college on a full ride. According to WCPO, Williams — an Ohio native who grew up in the foster care system — didn’t believe she could actually get into Harvard, much less secure a full scholarship. However, hard work and determination paved the way for an incredible opportunity for her future. “When I applied to Harvard, I applied to Harvard as a joke,” Williams told the news outlet. “I didn’t think I was going to get in.” When Williams logged into her school account to check her admission results, she was pleasantly surprised to see that she had been accepted with a message that read “congratulations” accompanied by confetti. Now, the young teen is gearing up to study political science and psychology for her tuition-free college career. In speaking with WCPO, Williams revealed that growing up she wanted to become president one day, and now...

May 17, 2021

Nigerian Teen Victory Yinka-Banjo Earns 19 Full-Ride Scholarships Worth Over $5M From U.S. & Canada

This Nigerian teenager is setting the bar high for herself before she even begins her college career. A report from CNN shared that 17-year-old high school graduate Victory Yinka-Banjo counted 19 full-ride scholarship offers from the many colleges she applied to, in total worth over $5 million for an undergraduate program from universities across the U.S. and Canada. “It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” she told CNN. Yinka-Banjo — who was born to professional Nigerian parents —  was granted several pending full scholarships from the Ivy League schools such as Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard College, Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia. She also received offers from Canadian colleges such as the Lester B. Pearson scholarship from the University of Toronto and the Karen McKellin...

May 7, 2021

Harvard Business School, Executive Leadership Council Partner to Build Pipeline of Black Execs and Scholars

Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) have announced that they’ve forged a partnership to build a pipeline of advanced opportunities for ELC scholarship recipients and the most senior Black executives in corporate America. According to a press release, the ELC is aligning its mission to “open channels of opportunity for Black executives to positively impact business and communities” with the same goals outlined in Harvard Business School’s recently announced Action Plan for Racial Equity. “HBS must do more to create opportunities for Black talent to succeed and take up leadership roles,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria in a statement. “The Executive Leadership Council has demonstrated the ability to create these opportunities and harness the power of Black talent. Together, we can create a tremendous and unique opportunity for ELC scholarship recipients, ELC members, and the HBS community.” The new collaboration will reportedly offer enhanced MBA...

Dec 18, 2020