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Cantu Beauty, UNCF Invest $150K In HBCU Students For Scholarships And Programming

Cantu Beauty and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are here to bless some nontraditional students with funding for programming and scholarships! According to PR Newswire, the award-winning multicultural hair care brand will invest $150,000 for nontraditional students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. “Higher education is a catalyst that propels Black and brown communities forward,” said Dametria Mustin , global vice president of marketing, Cantu Beauty in an official statement. “Cantu continues to remain committed to paving the way for the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and shapers of our community through financial support and seminars preparing nontraditional college students for success early on in their careers.” Nontraditional undergraduate students include those who may have delayed their enrollment into postsecondary education, attend college part-time while working full-time and also have dependents other than a spouse....

Oct 19, 2021

Zillow Announces First HBCU Hackathon To Allow Students To Compete For $90K In Cash & Prizes

As students head back to campus, this trio is working to ensure that this school year is filled with success. Black Tech Ventures, United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and Zillow have joined forces to hold an inaugural hackathon for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In a seven-day virtual competition, students will develop and pitch game-changing strategies that go hand in hand with Zillow’s mission to help citizens with the homebuying process. “Zillow is proud to sponsor this hackathon because we best serve our customers when we can recruit and retain some of the best talent in the world — the kind of thinkers and doers incubated on the campuses of the country’s historically Black colleges and universities,” said Zillow Chief Technology Officer David Beitel in an official statement shared with AfroTech. “Our goal is to strengthen our recruiting pipeline through engagement with HBCUs and encourage students to consider careers in the tech industry and, of...

Sep 3, 2021

UNCF, Getty Images Partner For Scholarship Program To Document HBCUs' Visual History

The United Negro College Fund is teaming up with Getty Images to invest in the future of young Black leaders and their history. According to a press release, their partnership includes creating the UNCF-Getty Images Scholarship for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The scholarship will be funded by revenue produced by the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs, which aims to support the digitization of HBCUs’ visual history. “We thank Getty Images for its partnership and investment in our students’ futures. The Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs exemplifies Getty Images’ commitment to support HBCUs and to give a visual life to previously untold stories,” UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax said in a statement. “There is a wealth of unseen imagery within the archives of HBCUs that have rarely been seen, and these grants from Getty Images will be an essential part of the on-going documentation and preservation of Black...

Aug 12, 2021

JPMorgan Partners With UNCF To Provide 75 HBCU Students With Scholarships

Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students make the world go round! According to a press release, JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to create the J.P. Morgan Chase Wealth Management HBCU Scholarship. The move is intended to provide support for the Black community by providing them with the resources to achieve business, career, educational and personal financial success. “Systemic racism is a tragic part of America’s history,” said Jamie Dimon, the banking giant’s chairman, and CEO in a press release. “We can do more and do better to break down systems that have propagated racism and widespread economic inequality, especially for Black and Latinx people. It’s long past time that society addresses racial inequities in a more tangible, meaningful way.” Available to students who will be full-time college sophomores in the Fall 2021 semester, the scholarship opportunity is for students who are interested in the financial planning...

Jun 10, 2021

Sensationnel Hair Pledges $100K to Black Girls Code, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and More

Sensationnel is giving back in a huge way! The leading wig and hair extensions manufacturer is donating $100,000 to four organizations that support and uplift Black women, children, and students. Those organizations include Black Girls Code, The Loveland Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). “Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor the history of those who made great strides and contributions towards the advancement of the Black community,” said Sensationnel Vice President, Louis Choi in a news release. “With respect for the past, we have chosen to highlight those who currently push for a better future. The four organizations were specifically chosen as they support Black Women, children, and students who are sure to make huge impacts on the world.” Since its inception in 2011, Black Girls Code has managed to work to close the gap between those with regular access to digital technology and those without it. The organization’s...

Mar 22, 2021

CVS Health Foundation, UNCF Establishes $5M College Scholarship For Black Students Going Into Healthcare

CVS Health is following through with its commitment to social justice and racial equity in America with its latest educational initiative. Last week, CVS Health Foundation announced the launch of a five-year, $5 million scholarship program in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) — the nation’s largest minority education organization advocating for minority education — to help Black and brown college students pursue an academic career in healthcare. The new initiative — called the CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship program — is a part of CVS Health’s nearly $600 million plan to properly address racial inequity for disenfranchised communities over the next five years, a press release shares. “This scholarship will feed a robust pipeline of under-represented students, which will in turn strengthen the pool of talented college graduates ready for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace,” said David Casey — Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer...

Feb 2, 2021

Lynn Whitfield, Jermaine Dupri Join UNCF's Virtual Holiday Fundraiser to Help Raise $800K For HBCUs

UNCF Atlanta hosted its 37th annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Dec. 19 to raise money for HBCUs and their students. According to a press release, the organization’s pivot to a first-ever virtual fundraiser recruited the help of actress Lynn Whitfield — who served as mistress of ceremonies — and producer Jermaine Dupri — who offered a special performance — to support its cause. Join us this evening the 37th Annual Virtual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. UNCF and our #HBCU member presidents are here to help send a student to college and turn his or her life around! Grab your tickets here: #AtlantaMMB — UNCF (@UNCF) December 19, 2020 Even in the middle of a pandemic, UNCF Atlanta’s digital event — hosted by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — managed to successfully raise over $800,000, all while raising awareness around the importance of supporting HBCUs. “2020 has been a challenging year, so much as changed but our mission has remained the...

Dec 29, 2020

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Donates $120M to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin just made the largest single individual gift ever to support scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities, CBS News reports. On Wednesday (June 17),  journalist Gayle King announced that the couple will give $120 million to be split equally between Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the United Negro College Fund . JUST ANNOUNCED: @Netflix co-founder & CEO @ReedHastings and his wife Patty Quillin say they'll give $120M, to be split among @Morehouse & @SpelmanCollege & @UNCF — the largest single individual gift ever to support scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. — CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) June 17, 2020 Hastings credited Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, for showing him and his wife the significance of these institutions. “What happens is that white capital tends to flow to predominantly white...

Jun 17, 2020