Catherine Gipson was a San Francisco native who was a strong believer and advocate for education, fashion, and culture.
Unfortunately, the world of higher education has left many people behind, especially students of color. In nearly all states, Black students are underrepresented in higher education institutions. In order to close the wealth gap and boost diverse representation in lucrative career fields, Black students must get the resources they need.
This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Catherine Gipson by supporting Black students who are pursuing their college education at HBCUs.
Any Black or African American undergraduate student who is attending an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us what inspired you to attend an HBCU, what social justice means to you, and how you have given back to your community.