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Calcea Johnson And Ne'Kiya Jackson Said To Have Made A Discovery Of A Math Theorem Unproven For 2,000 Years

Two New Orleans students have put their math knowledge to the ultimate test and have come out favorable in the end.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 24, 2023

Meet A’Janay Lurry, One Of The Youngest Licensed Black Female Drone Pilots In The Country

Before even receiving their diploma, these high schoolers from the South Side of Chicago have an impressive accomplishment under their belt.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 21, 2022

Amazon Announces $10M In Scholarships For Underserved High School Students To Study Computer Science

Amazon aims to help high school students soar to greater heights through a new program that will award $10 million in scholarships. The program is designed to equip students from underserved communities with the opportunity to go on to pursue post-secondary education and study computer science. The Amazon Future Engineer program will provide 250 students with $40,000 each while also offering them a paid internship at the e-commerce giant. The childhood-to-career initiative was created to encourage millions of students across several underserved communities with the chance to build life-changing skills through careers in computer science. In the latest investment, Amazon is doubling its previous commitment. S ince the program’s inception in 2019, it has awarded $22 million in scholarships to 550 students across the world.

Shanique Yates

Apr 18, 2022

Hope Chicago Awards 4,000 Debt-Free College Scholarships As A Part Of A $1B Commitment

Over the last week, the student bodies of five Chicago public high schools received a heartwarming surprise to catapult their future careers. Hope Chicago, a non-profit organization that promotes educational equity, awarded 4,000 students in 9th to 12th grade and their parents with full, debt-free college scholarships, according to a press release. The funding is a part of Hope Chicago’s commitment of investing $1 billion in scholarships to Chicago student-families over the next decade to “redefine the education landscape” across the Windy City. “I know from experience the promise of Chicago’s public school students, as well as what limits the ability of those in under-resourced neighborhoods to go to college and eventually build great careers, start businesses, add to the city’s economic vitality and contribute to the growth, stability and safety of their communities,” CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson said in a statement . “The city and all of us who live and work here are missing out on...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 28, 2022

17-Year-Old Imunique Triplett Earns Nursing Degree Before Graduating High School

The kids will forever be alright, especially with a drive like this! Imunique Triplett hasn’t even graduated high school yet, but she is making boss moves with a college degree under her belt — so, the possibilities are endless. According to The Black Detour, the 17-year-old is one of the first students to complete the process of obtaining her nursing degree, thanks to the M-Cubed College Connections program.

Shanique Yates

Feb 2, 2022

Amazon Surprises Computer Science Students With $4M In Scholarships

Talk about a surprise of a lifetime! According to a press release provided to AfroTech, Amazon just surprised 100 inspiring computer science students looking to take their education and future career to the next level with scholarships. Among thousands of applicants, the winners will all receive $40,000 scholarships to study computer science at a university of their choice along with paid internships at the world’s leading online marketplace upon the completion of their freshman year of college. Students like Samuel Hill will receive the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship and has goals to pursue a computer science degree at the University of Southern Mississippi starting in the fall. Currently, Hill is a residential student at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, MS. A Mississippi native, Hill grew up in the small town of Laurel where he has developed a passion for helping other Missipppians tap into the rapidly growing market for computer science...

Shanique Yates

May 13, 2021