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Clyde Group's Supporting BIPOC Students Scholarship

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1 winner$3,500
Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2023
Winners Announced
Sep 15, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student
School Type:
Field of Study:

Despite the great strides made by minority students in higher education, BIPOC students face significant obstacles that reduce their degree attainment rates.

Financial resources are often a critical factor in one’s pursuit of higher education. For example, while 71% of Black students take out federal student loans, just 56% of white students do the same. High amounts of debt can cause BIPOC students to drop out, turn away from graduate degrees, or even avoid college altogether. 

This scholarship seeks to support students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities so they can afford to complete their degrees.

Any BIPOC high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is or will be attending an HBCU to study communications may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how you’ll use your talents to make a positive impact on the world.

Selection Criteria:
Drive, Ambition
Published June 7, 2023
Essay Topic

How will you use your talents to positively impact the world?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Tyiesha Gray
Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlanta, GA
In a world of rapidly advancing technology and global connectivity, the power of effective communication has never been more vital in shaping a better future. As a dedicated individual with a passion for public relations, I firmly believe that leveraging my talents in this field can create a profound impact on society, fostering positive change, and advancing noble causes. At the core of my approach to public relations lies the principle of transparency and authenticity. In a landscape dominated by misinformation and skewed narratives, I aim to establish trust with the public, facilitating genuine connections between organizations, causes, and their stakeholders. By promoting open and honest communication, I can help bridge gaps, dissolve conflicts, and foster an environment where cooperation and understanding can thrive. As an advocate for social and environmental responsibility, I envision utilizing my public relations skills to support organizations and initiatives dedicated to sustainability and social welfare. By creating compelling narratives that highlight their efforts, I can amplify their message, attract wider audiences, and inspire individuals and businesses to embrace sustainable practices. Such initiatives have the potential to create a domino effect, spurring further action and contributing to a more sustainable future for our planet. Furthermore, I aim to harness the power of storytelling to raise awareness about critical issues affecting marginalized communities. By partnering with nonprofits and grassroots organizations, I can shine a light on their endeavors, ensuring their stories are heard and acknowledged on a global scale. Through targeted media outreach and strategic messaging, I can help these organizations garner the support and resources necessary to drive real change in the lives of those they serve. In addition to promoting noble causes, I recognize the importance of utilizing public relations to influence policy-making and governance positively. By collaborating with government bodies and policymakers, I can advocate for evidence-based decision-making, ensuring that policies align with the best interests of the people they impact. Through engaging campaigns and thought-provoking content, I can foster public participation in civic affairs, empowering individuals to become active stakeholders in shaping their communities. The potential of social media as a tool for communication cannot be overlooked in today's interconnected world. As a practitioner of public relations, I intend to leverage digital platforms to create online communities centered around causes that matter. By harnessing the power of social media, I can mobilize like-minded individuals, initiate meaningful discussions, and galvanize action on issues ranging from education and healthcare to human rights and equality. In conclusion, my dedication to using public relations talents to impact the world is grounded in the belief that communication is the key to progress. By employing transparency, authenticity, and strategic storytelling, I aspire to contribute to a world where sustainability, social justice, and progress thrive. Whether it's championing environmental causes, supporting marginalized communities, or influencing policy-making, I am committed to utilizing my skills to illuminate paths towards a brighter and more equitable future for all. With unwavering determination and a passion for positive change, I am eager to embark on this journey of impact and transformation


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 15, 2023. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2023.

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