Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, BeyGOOD, Tiffany & Co. and The Carters are honored to announce the About Love scholarship. $2M USD has been pledged in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Scholarships will be awarded to five small private and select state schools: Lincoln University of PA in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Arkansas, and Central State University in Ohio. The Application will open at each school on Friday, September 10 and close on Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 PM EST. We encourage everyone who is eligible to apply! Students must qualify for financial aid as determined by the HBCU they attend, and the scholarships will be awarded to students who meet all eligibility requirements.
Dr. Jack Thomas, President of Central State University, expressed, “We are appreciative of the support of BeyGood, the Shawn Carter Foundation, The Carters and Tiffany & Co. This opportunity is timely as our students come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds. These funds will have a tremendous effect on who we recruit and our students’ success as they move on to graduate and professional schools and into their careers.”
This scholarship supports incoming and current students interested in pursuing degrees in creative fields (visual arts, media, performance, design, etc.), history, and communications. Priority will be given to students who are facing financial hardships and in need of emergency financial assistance. Award sizes will range per student, based upon need. Tiffany & Co. stated it will continue to create more access and opportunity with expanded initiatives for HBCUs and other underrepresented communities beginning in 2022.