The scholarship program was first launched last month and also celebrates 115 years of service and academic excellence Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. According to a press release, the $ 15,000 grant is aimed at providing financial assistance to seven selected HBCU students.
«HBCU and their students are vital to our nation and I will always stand up for their success, ”said the Houston-born media mogul.
“I witnessed firsthand the financial struggle that affects black college students,” especially in recent semesters. So I’m excited to work with McDonald’s and [The Thurgood Marshall College Fund] to celebrate my favorite fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and provide a resource to help black students graduate. ”
The scholarship is available to students over the age of 18 who are enrolled as junior or senior in a TMCF and private HBCU member institution for the fall 2022 semester.
Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.7 or higher and must submit a short essay on how they demonstrate the excellence and leadership of blacks on their campus.
Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with valid documents.
The deadline is February 28, 2022.
To learn more about the scholarship and apply, please click HERE.