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Mary J. Blige's Scholarship Program Poised To Bless A Female Student At Hampton University With $30K

A new scholarship opportunity will be presented to a Hampton University student thanks to Mary J. Blige.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 6, 2023

Hampton University Wipes Out All Student Balances For The Spring 2022 Semester

Although President Joe Biden announced an extension to pause federal student loan payments through August 31, current students at Hampton University are getting additional relief toward their college expenses. In a recent announcement , Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, announced that the HBCU will not increase tuition, student fees, or room and board for the upcoming academic year. Additionally, any outstanding student balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased. “In keeping with the University’s efforts to help our students, there will be no increase in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2022-2023 academic year,” said Dr. Harvey. “In addition, on behalf of the University, I am pleased to announce that all outstanding balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased.  We hope that this action will continue to assist our students and their families at our Home by the Sea.” Officials from the Virginia-based institution, say the move to offer...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 8, 2022

Hampton University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T Receive $1M in Grants From the PSEG Foundation

The PSEG Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. which prioritizes investments in environment, safety, STEM education & workforce development and diversity & inclusion — has announced plans to provide $1 million in grant funding for three esteemed HBCUs to support STEM education. Recipients of this grant funding are Hampton University, Howard University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. According to a press release, PSEG Foundation aims for these grants to diversify the STEM workforce through each university’s respective programs. As a result, the funding will help generate a talent pipeline of underrepresented students to prepare the next generation of Black STEM leaders to create change in fields like environmental science, sustainability and social justice. “HBCUs have a long history of offering an exceptional educational experience while enriching the lives of Black students and families and providing the resources...

Njera Perkins

Mar 26, 2021

This Couple Used Their Own Loss to Help Others Cope With Grief Through An Affirmation Album

If you’re blessed to experience love, you’ll experience grief. Karega and Felicia Bailey’s unique love story began in high school and continued when they left their hometown of South Sacramento to attend Hampton University, an HBCU located in Hampton, VA. The evolution of their love story persisted after they became angel parents when they suffered the neonatal loss of their daughter, Kamaiu SOL following a radiant 41-week pregnancy in their seventh year of marriage. In an effort to begin their journey toward healing, the Baileys discovered that the world’s approach to grief not only needed a facelift but the way in which we even treat the practice of grief should be revisited. Together they’ve taken Karega’s book, “SOL Affirmations: A Tool Kit for Reflection and Manifesting The Light Within” and created an album. It provides an audio experience that creates room for them to use their experience with grief to make room for others to do the same. They sat down with AfroTech to talk...

Shanique Yates

Jan 22, 2021

Hampton University Awarded $17.7M Grant For Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Hampton University was recently awarded $17.7 million as a recipient of The Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant Program. In collaboration with the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and Old Dominion University, the historically Black institution will use the funding to establish the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. It will serve as an incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs with hopes of it growing the city’s economy. “Hampton’s proposal is especially promising,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who visited the campus last week. “This program is for all students of all ages, especially adult learners seeking new knowledge and skills to grow their own businesses. I’m excited to see how this Center will expand Hampton’s influential role in this community and throughout Virginia.” Hampton University Awarded $17.7 Million Grant to Establish the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center: https://t.co/bM1xLymx4S...

Niki McGloster

Sep 29, 2020

Jeff Bezos' Former Wife MacKenzie Scott Donates Millions to Six HBCUs

Earlier this week, MacKenzie Scott opened her purse for six HBCUs , reports CNN. In a post published to Medium, Jeff Bezos’ former wife pledged to donate a portion of her wealth to several organizations and institutions. The lucky recipients? Howard University, which received $40 million; Hampton University, which received $30 million; Tuskegee University, which received $20 million. Plus, Xavier University of Louisiana — who said the donor wished to remain anonymous — and Morehouse College also announced that they each received $20 million donations and were all named on the list. However, Spelman College did not disclose the donation amount. “I began work to complete my pledge with the belief that my life had yielded two assets that could be of particular value to others: the money these systems helped deliver to me, and a conviction that people who have experience with inequities are the ones best equipped to design solutions,” Scott said of the 116 organizations she donated to,...

Niki McGloster

Jul 30, 2020