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Madison Mobley Redefined 'Autism' To Mean 'Success' Then Achieved Her Dream Of Attending An HBCU

Creme of Nature and Revlon are changing the lives of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students with their latest scholarship fund. Recipients of the haircare and beauty brand’s “Legacy to Leadership” scholarship fund will now be one step closer to witnessing their dreams come true thanks to the $100,000 allotted to help them overcome the personal and financial hurdles that have been thrown in their way. Students like Madison Mobley, who redefined the word “autism” to mean “success” and ultimately achieve her dream of attending an HBCU. As a student at Central State University, Mobley aspires to work with children with disabilities. “I aspire to work with children with disabilities to teach them that they matter and that they are loved,” expressed Mobley in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. Mobley also hopes that her own personal journey will inspire others who may face a similar situation. “My hope is that my story will inspire others to do the best that they can...

Shanique Yates

Aug 5, 2021

NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell Donates $12M to His Alma Mater For Low-Income Students

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell recently donated $12 million to Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS ), the institute announced. A champion for providing resources to underserved communities, the NBA star (class of 2012) created the Mitchell Family Scholarship Fund to help GCDS achieve its ambitious goals for low-income students. The fund will help need-based aid for students in grades Nursery through 12. Thank you does not begin to express our appreciation for NBA superstar Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell '12, his family, and their pledge of $12 million, the largest single pledge of support to the school in the history of the institution. Read more: — Greenwich Country Day School (@gcdstigers) December 4, 2020 “This school has shaped who I am in so many ways, and I feel blessed to be able to give back and make the Country Day experience available for more kids especially those from inner-city neighborhoods or with backgrounds like...

Niki McGloster

Dec 9, 2020

Morgan Stanley Launches $12M Program to Offer Full Scholarships to HBCU Students

Morgan Stanley has announced a new extension of its long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion with its new initiative aimed at HBCUs. The leading global financial services firm has launched the Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars program, an integrated program designed to strategically eliminate financial barriers for HBCU students seeking higher education at Howard University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College over the next four years. Today, we announced the Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars program, to provide full four-year scholarships and living expenses for 60 students at 3 top historically Black colleges and universities: @HowardU @SpelmanCollege and @Morehouse . Find out more: — Morgan Stanley (@MorganStanley) October 21, 2020 The Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars program wants to increase students’ financial independence with academic and need-based scholarships that will cover the entire cost of tuition and living expenses...

Njera Perkins

Oct 22, 2020

McDonald’s Extends Support to HBCUs After Launching $500K Scholarship Fund

McDonald’s USA is doing its part to support the next generation of Black leaders creating a better tomorrow. By way of its recently announced $500,000 Black & Positively Golden HBCU scholarship fund, McDonald’s USA has announced expansion efforts of its longstanding commitment to support HBCU students, alumni, and women entrepreneurs. A press release shares that the company and its owner/operators have teamed up with ESSENCE Girls United, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and iHeartMedia for a special partnership to help award additional scholarship funds to students. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Black & Positively Golden ✨ (@wearegolden) According to McDonald’s USA , this initiative builds upon its commitment to support and uplift the Black community, offering mentorship opportunities, seed capital for entrepreneurs, and college scholarships. “We are honored to partner with Essence Girls United, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and iHeart Media to provide...

Njera Perkins

Oct 13, 2020

Spelman College Honors Rep. John Lewis With Scholarship Fund For Social Justice Fellows

Spelman College is launching a scholarship fund to honor the life and legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , the fund will award five Social Justice Fellows a one-time amount of $10,000. Moreover, the scholarship will be awarded every year, says Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. “Spelman College intends to name an endowed scholarship after Congressman Lewis to celebrate his life,” Campbell said in a statement. “We believe that the best way to honor Congressman Lewis is to lift up those who are carrying out his work.” John Lewis loved Black people unconditionally and he loved justice just as much. The world has lost a valiant social justice warrior. Spelman College intends to name an endowed scholarship after Congressman Lewis to celebrate his life: — Spelman College (@SpelmanCollege) July 18, 2020 The late civil rights activist and hero dedicated his life to fighting...

Niki McGloster

Jul 28, 2020

Rapper Lil Baby Launches $150k Scholarship Fund

Rapper Lil Baby takes his turn to give back. The 25-year-old Atlanta native recently secured his first no. 1 album with his sophomore album, “My Turn.” Amid his chart-topping success, he launched a $150,000 scholarship fund of the same name during a surprise visit to Booker T. Washington High School. Earlier this month, Lil Baby returned to his former high school to gift the education institution with a check to help high-achieving students attend college. One recipient, Vachon Raye, Jr., hopes to attend an ivy league school, reports WSB-TV Atlanta . “Him coming back here. Why would he want to come here? To give back. For him to give back, really impact for me,” Raye told WSB-TV. The program is in partnership with Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation, Quality Control Music, Wolfpack Global, and Motown Records. “A majority of the students in these neighborhoods, when they have good grades most of them don’t have support,” he told Billboard. “They don’t have a family who can afford to [send...

Niki McGloster

Mar 10, 2020