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Oprah Winfrey's New Scholarship Program Helps Young Leaders Attend Their Dream Schools

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...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 2, 2021