Terry Crews Surprises Performing Arts Student with $20,000 Scholarship

Terry Crews awards "Creative Courage" Scholarship to Tahliyah Hodge from Bassett, Virginia

March 14, 2022

Watch Terry Crews surprise Tahliyah Hodge with the $20,000 Terry Crews “Creative Courage” Scholarship

SAN FRANCISCO (March 15, 2022) Today, Actor, Athlete, Comedian and Activist, Terry Crews, awards his $20,000 Terry Crews "Creative Courage" Scholarship to Tahliyah Hodge from Bassett, Virginia. Tahliyah was selected out of thousands of applicants, and she will use the $20,000 scholarship for her education in performing arts.

Terry created the scholarship on Bold.org in July 2021 to encourage and support amazing creatives, like Tahliyah, to pursue their dreams. He personally shared the exciting news with Tahliyah by surprising her on a Zoom call. On the call, Terry thanked Tahliyah for applying and encouraged her to keep pursuing performing arts.

Terry Crews says: “An art scholarship helped me afford college; it changed my life. The Terry Crews “Creative Courage” Scholarship is my way of paying it forward, and I am so proud to award Tahliyah​​​​ Hodge my $20,000 scholarship to help her pay for school. I’ve loved working with Bold.org to change the life of another artist chasing their dreams!”
Tahliyah Hodge (Bassett, VA) says: “The Terry Crews Creative Courage Scholarship will help me pursue my dreams. I’ve always wanted to pursue performing arts, and now that I’ve been granted an opportunity like this one, I can! I really just want to be successful in what I love.”

As a true renaissance man, Terry Crews has achieved success in a variety of industries. He is an accomplished actor, comedian, artist, athlete, producer and TV Host. Before becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Terry was a kid in Flint, Michigan with a passion for art. He worked tirelessly to hone his skills in order to afford college. His hard work paid off when he won both an art scholarship and a football scholarship, which eventually launched his pro football career in the NFL. Both scholarships were the first steps to Terry’s success. Through his "Creative Courage" Scholarship, continues the cycle of encouraging students who were just like him. 

Terry joins a long list of public figures supporting education on Bold.org. Previous Bold.org scholarship sponsors include professional tennis player Sloane Stephens, NFL players JuJu Smith-Schuster and Brandon Zylstra, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons and more.