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According To Forbes, These 10 HBCUs Have The 'Highest Payoff For Black Students' Post-Graduation

Colleges in general are expensive — and that also goes for your favorite HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). But how much bang are you really getting for your buck at these schools? A recent report by Forbes compiled a list of the HBCUs that will provide you the most “bang for your buck.” The outlet confirmed, too, that graduating from a historically Black college/university provides more of a positive impact than just a degree from a university where fellow melanated students can achieve their dreams. For example, the average HBCU grad will make nearly $1 million more than a non-HBCU grad — and for every one dollar spent on an HBCU student, $1.44 is put back into the economy. In total, HBCUs generate more than $14 billion in economic impact. So, when you’re told to vote with your dollars, that’s exactly what they’re talking about. “Some HBCUs have significantly lower tuition rates than other four-year institutions,” reports CultureBanx, who compiled the report...

Travis Scott's New Project HEAL Includes $1M In Scholarships For HBCU Students

Travis Scott will be donating millions to create a better future for the youth. TMZ reports the rapper is launching Project HEAL, a philanthropic undertaking that will pour $5 million into Travis Scott’s areas of interest where he wants to create change. This will include $1 million to support scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Travis Scott will reportedly use his Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund to oversee, budget, and distribute the awards. “The Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund will grant $1M in scholarships to seniors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have reached academic excellence (averaging 3.5 or higher GPA) but who are facing the last-minute challenge of financial adversity in their second semester senior year and risk not graduating. The scholarships will help bring 100 HBCU students over the finish line, diploma in hand. This is the second year that Scott has supported HBCUs and represents a tenfold increase,” the...

Mar 9, 2022

Roland S. Martin Joins McDonald’s USA To Provide Over $100K In Scholarships To HBCU Students

Roland S. Martin is teaming up with McDonald’s USA to help out Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to an official press release, the partnership will distribute over $100,000 in scholarships to shining juniors and seniors attending HBCUs. The contribution will celebrate Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and their 115 years of scholarship and Black excellence. The aim is to ensure the financial challenges impacting many HBCU students will be addressed by providing financial relief. “HBCUs and their students are vital to the fabric of our nation and I will always champion for their success,” said the media mogul and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roland S. Martin, in a statement. “I’ve witnessed first-hand the financial struggle that impacts Black college students, especially those in their final semesters. So, I’m pleased to partner with McDonald’s and TMCF to celebrate my beloved fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and provide a resource that will...

Feb 1, 2022

Bowie State Reveals Plans To Open An Esports Lab Alongside A Game Development & Design Degree

Esports is taking the college world by storm. Having already launched an esports team back in February, Bowie State University wants to further support its students by creating an esports gaming lab facility , alongside a new game development and design degree, the Washington Business Journal reports. The historically Black university is currently on the lookout for bids to fund the gaming lab facility. The university hopes the gaming facility will encourage more students to tap into esports, strengthen their loyalty to the university’s team by creating an exclusive space, and support the addition of an undergraduate degree in game design. “It’s all part of an effort and plans to also create a game design academic program,” university spokesperson, Cassandra Robinson, said according to the outlet. Robinson also confirmed senior academic administrator Carl Goodman is leading the efforts for the layout of the degree program that is to come.

Dec 8, 2021

Apple Supports Propel Center, A Global HBCU Leadership Hub, With $2M In Research Grants

The Propel Center, a global HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) hub, has announced $2 million in Propel Impact Grants to help establish institutions as repositories of research for global scholars, startup founders, policy leaders, culture creators and the world’s most influential business and entrepreneurial minds. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the grants are launching with support from Apple, which is working alongside Propel to help develop curricula and provide ongoing mentorship and learning experiences, along with internship opportunities. Support from Apple — through the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative — will give HBCUs tools and resources to pursue new research and learning opportunities. “We envision a world where all people have access to the tools and resources they need to advance justice,” said Dr. Cortney Harris, vice president of impact and engagement for Propel, in the press release announcement. “This investment...

Did You Know These Celebrities Taught College Courses?

Some celebrities go back to school after they become famous — and some teach college courses. More than just “stunt casting,” though, these celebrities take their roles as “professors” very seriously. They hold office hours, design full curriculums and throw themselves head-first into the work they do for the next generation of leaders. Sometimes, too, the celebrities who teach these college courses are living legends all on their own. For example, AfroTech recently reported about Grandmaster Flash, the Hip-Hop pioneer, teaching courses at the University of Buffalo. He’s also an artist in residency at the school in upstate New York. “The residency at UB gives me a chance to tell Hip-Hop’s whole story. The sights. The sounds. The places and the moments,” he said, according to the University of Buffalo. “It’s important that we get this history right. For the next generation to take music and art in new directions, they have to know where that music and art came from, who made it and...

Beyoncé Expands Partnership With Peloton To Inspire HBCU Students On Their Fitness Journeys

Beyoncé will be blessing us yet again through her Peloton x Beyoncé Artist Series set to release Tuesday, Oct. 19. If “The Drunk In Love” singer is in the mix, you know everything will be on a bigger scale. The installment marks one of the most anticipated events produced by the world’s leading interactive brand since its inception in 2012. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Peloton (@onepeloton) The 72-hour fitness phenomenon will include 17 classes spanning three days with content streaming globally from Peloton Studios in London and New York. For the first time, Peloton will include classes in three languages — English, German and Spanish — to be more inclusive. According to a press release from PR Newswire, the upcoming series will dive into “the relationship between our inner and outer power, how we harness motivation and source our strength with inspiration from the world around us, and from within.” “The Beyoncé Artist Series allows you to mentally draw deeply from...

Oct 18, 2021

Nick Cannon Wipes Out Student Debt Of Seven HBCU Students

Nick Cannon surprised seven college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by agreeing to wipe out their student debt on “The Nick Cannon Show.” The television personality — who recently graduated from Howard University in 2020 — shared the brightest minds attend HBCUs, but crippling student debt can be a jarring obstacle students face upon their graduation. “I am so proud to be a part of an incredible legacy of HBCU graduates. Historically Black Colleges and Universities have played a pivotal role in developing some of the brightest minds and influencers of our time but the next generation of college students are concerned that the price of their education may be a little too high,” Cannon revealed in the opening segment. Seven HBCU students had the opportunity to share their testimonials which compelled them to attend an HBCU. Homelessness, toxic home environments and more were cited as personal struggles serving as the stepping stone for their...

Sep 30, 2021

HBCU Prep High School In Denver Named In Honor Of Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy is ready to take your children to the next level. According to Vibe, the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) prep high school in Denver, CO has just opened its doors, and its inaugural class of freshmen will be treated to a rare twist on the “college prep experience.” Namely, the academy is designed to mimic the HBCU experience, and it’s the first of its kind to do so. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy (@robertfsmithsteamacademy) Initially, according to co-founder Samatha Pryor, the plan was to name the school after First Lady Michelle Obama. Ultimately, however, it was decided to name the school after the chemical engineer-turned-investor. Pryor also said that the school was opened up in an area that was in desperate need of those types of resources. “We wanted to create a high-quality option in our neighborhood because a lot of our kids were going outside of our neighborhood, traveling long...