Beyoncé’s visual album LEMONADE has officially been a part of the public consciousness for a year. To celebrate the project and all of its critical acclaim, Beyoncé didn’t drop a new album or even a song. Instead, she’s changing the lives of four women seeking a higher education, according to CNN.
After months of anxiety and preparation, receiving a college acceptance letter may be one of the best feelings a high school senior can experience. Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, two twins from Chicago, know that feeling on a major scale.
Combined, the Hunt twins were accepted into 56 colleges and brought in $1.6 million in scholarships. Shaprice has been accepted to 35 schools with two full-ride offers as well as five schools recruiting her to play basketball and has received $1.3 million in scholarships. Deprice was accepted into 27 schools with two full-ride offers and $300,000 in scholarships, according to the Huffington Post.
Billionaire libertarians the Koch brothers made headlines late last Friday when it was announced that they had donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
UNCF will use the money to help support HBCU’s and to award merit-based scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students.
A Chicago high school’s senior class has brought home a combined $12.5 million in college scholarship offers in a single day. More than one third of Kenwood Academy’s senior class will have financial assistance when attending college.
The main thing every college student of color needs to know is that there is money out there. Each year, several times a year, companies, organizations and celebrities give out thousands of dollars in support of educational advancement.
Here’s a few scholarships to look out for with deadlines this month.
A one-year progressive coding and app development program is now accepting applications. Code for Progress trains people to “build the digital tools they’ll use to communicate, organize, and mobilize in their communities.
Many of us are excited about the upcoming sequel to the cult classic The Best Man.
Not only can we look forward to seeing The Best Man Holiday this fall, but a select group of students will have the movie to thank for some scholarship money.
Jet magazine, along with NBC Universal and the Thurgood Marshall Fund have teamed up to give away a few scholarships in conjunction with the movie’s release.