Eight promising students have received support from Rick Ross.
Mar 20, 2023
Jaden Hunter had a stellar finish, graduating with a 4.5 GPA from Crenshaw Arts Tech Charter High. Now, Hunter will be on his way to study mechanical engineering at Berkeley. He plans to work for NASA or SpaceX when he completes his higher education. “I felt good because my hard work paid off. All the long sleepless nights I took in, stuff like that, it finally paid off,” Hunter told ABC7.
Aug 18, 2022
Miss Black USA Talented Teen is crowning her successor this weekend, who will also receive a full-ride scholarship thanks to her efforts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jacqueline Means 👩🏾🔬🧪✨ (@stemqueende)
Aug 5, 2022
One North Carolina high school student will have a big decision on his hands after being accepted into 33 colleges. ABC11 reports the bright student is Alexander Fusi. Coupled with his acceptances, Fusi has also locked in $1.4 million in scholarships. What’s more, Fusi is grateful colleges are hoping for his academic excellence to grace their campus for the upcoming fall semester. “It’s a good feeling to know that I got into all these places, and all these places definitely wanted me to come,” Fusi said, according to ABC11.
Jun 16, 2022
Thanks to this partnership, students will receive funding to ensure they will reach the finish line at their university. According to a press release, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $200,000 to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for the second year in a row. The investment will allocate up to $2,500 for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who need funding to fulfill their degree requirements. In 2021, 69 students were awarded financial assistance to walk across the graduation stage. “I would like to sincerely thank UNCF and Anheuser-Busch Foundation for the scholarship which enabled me to become a LeMoyne-Owen College graduate,” said Braxton Miller, a biology major at the college, in a statement. “I want to truly thank UNCF and Anheuser-Busch. You saved me when I had to pay for not one but two courses I had to take. You truly and honestly blessed me,” James Wilson, a Benedict College graduate who majored in criminal justice...
Jun 14, 2022
Students attending LeBron James’ I Promise School are ending the year on a high note. Based on multiple social media posts, King James stopped by the Akron, OH school recently, and, to no surprise, there were happy faces and tears of joy as result of the visit. Sometimes, there just aren’t words when your hometown hero @kingjames walks into the room. 😮🤪 🤷🏾 pic.twitter.com/rJrHkBmHQs — I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) May 26, 2022
May 27, 2022
Students will now have a chance to pursue higher education without the burden of crippling debt, and it’s all made possible thanks to a new partnership between award-winning mobile application Scholly and American actor Jesse Williams. According to a press release provided to AfroTech, the initiative — Pay It Off Fund — will allow four students to secure up to $25,000 each to pay off their student loan debts.
May 19, 2022
These students have a bright future ahead. According to NBC15, third-grade students attending Bernard Black Elementary School have been gifted the opportunity to attend college on a full-ride scholarship.
May 12, 2022
This Florida teen is already off to a great start! ABC News reports Florida high school student Jonathan Walker applied to 27 schools including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. The decision to submit various application was to increase his likelihood of attending a top school. Little did he know he would not only receive a stamp of approval from each university but he would also receive up to $4 million in scholarships! “I’m thankful to God for him putting me in such an amazing position, but also just realizing that like, all these results, it’s not just because of me,” Walker told the Panama City News Herald. “I feel like I’m a product of the community that has been put around me and who’s fostered my growth.” Walker also shared a gem for other high school students who are prepping for college applications. “Keep grinding no matter what,” Walker said, according to WJHG.
Apr 15, 2022
Pursuing higher education comes at a cost, but scholarships can be the breakthrough in advancing students to the finish line, and Jasmine Chigbu knows this as she’s experienced it firsthand. As a first-generation Nigerian American growing up in a middle-class upbringing, Chigbu admits finances may not have been flowing but their overall financial health was in good standing. When she attended Duke University for her undergraduate degree in 2015, her family was able to cover half of the cost of attendance. The remaining funds were covered by scholarships, which Chigbu found through research. Although Jasmine Chigbu pursued a bachelor’s of international comparative studies, her overarching goal was to become a doctor and first apply to medical school. After her gap year following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she applied to 25 medical schools. Chigbu became stricken after realizing she had been denied from every school. Chigbu then adopted a new strategy to attend...
Dec 21, 2021
To provide a space for Black talent in tech, OneTen — a group of industry executives aiming to hire and build Black individuals to create an equitable and inclusive workforce — has launched its inaugural scholarship program to provide support for over 3,500 students over the next two years, a press release states. The program was created to spearhead underserved Black talent toward the tech industry — with a focus on four core tech competencies: digital marketing, business analytics, front end developer, and predictive analytics — despite not acquiring four-year degrees. “By investing in talent transformation, we can help remove the barriers to diversity in tech. By providing access to resources that are designed to nurture and develop people’s skills, we can help get more Black talent into the technology space,” Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of the BIT Foundation, said in a press release. As a contribution toward OneTen’s commitment, Udacity and Blacks In Technology will lend...
Oct 18, 2021
Howard University sweethearts Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown have just made the largest alumni donation the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has ever received. According to the university, the couple pledged $5 million, which will be allocated toward Graduation Retention Access to Continued Excellence (GRACE), a need-based fund established by Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick in 2014. “We are extremely grateful to Eddie and Sylvia for making this historic gift to Howard University,” Frederick shared in a press release. “The GRACE Grant has helped to eliminate financial barriers to education for Howard students, and I am thrilled that the Browns were inspired to commit such a generous gift to this important fund. My hope is that students will be inspired by their story and generosity and that others in our alumni community will consider the many ways they, too, can impact current and future generations of Howard students.” For Eddie and Sylvia,...
Oct 14, 2021
Jay-Z actively champions education — and now, NBA’s own LaMelo Ball is joining forces with the entertainment mogul. For Long Island University’s (LIU’s) Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment’s latest scholarship, the Charlotte Hornets star announced on Sept.29 that he’ll be providing a four-year scholarship for Fall 2022 to a student majoring in sports management or sports communication/marketing, according to TMZ Sports . “I want to encourage the next generation of sports executives and leaders to follow their dreams just like I did to make it to the NBA,” Ball told the outlet. “I’m fortunate to have the means and public platform to support others, so I want to do my part and create a lane for a student to get a strong education and be in a position to make a meaningful impact in the sports industry.” The LaMelo Ball Scholarship will provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to pursue their career in sports marketing. The Roc Nation program “will allow students...
Oct 1, 2021
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are giving back to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with their latest scholarship fund. After breaking the internet with their Tiffany & Co. ABOUT LOVE campaign, the power couple has recently announced the ABOUT LOVE scholarship. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BeyGOOD (@beygood) According to a press release, “Tiffany & Co. pledged USD $2M in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).” “This opportunity is timely as our students come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds. These funds will have a tremendous on who we recruit and our students’ success as they move on to graduate and professional schools and into their careers,” said Dr. Jack Thomas, the President of Central State University, in a statement. The scholarship is in partnership with Tiffany & Co., BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation. The press release states a $2 million donation...
Sep 9, 2021
Oprah Winfrey’s initiatives continue to create opportunities for the youth. With The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, Winfrey launched a new scholarship program — The Oprah Winfrey Leaders Scholarship. According to People, the scholarship “will benefit students who have displayed both academic excellence and leadership within their respective communities.” “I am where I am today because of education and the support of teachers throughout my life,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I am honored to support these students who have shown high achievement in their academic studies, but more importantly a commitment to their communities.” To inaugurate the four-year program’s class, each of the 15 students selected were congratulated with a surprise virtual call from Winfrey herself earlier this summer. “I’m thrilled that there are young people like you in the world,” Winfrey shared in the call. “You are claiming your stake in the future and have done the work to prepare for a better life...
Sep 2, 2021