Since their founding, Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the United States have battled the issue of systemic racism head-on. By providing black and other disadvantaged students with a safe, relatable, and culturally harmonized environment to continue their education, HBCUs are the spearhead of social justice in education for the future.
Women in these spaces have excelled after graduating, taking on careers that have advocated for disadvantaged communities to push them past the racial and gender barriers present today.
Most of these women come from communities that have endured generations of oppression. Pursuing impactful careers not only helps themselves, but their communities, and others in need, kickstarting the contagious cycle of upward mobility.
The Wilma King Means Scholarship will support women from low-income families in North Carolina who are interested in or are currently pursuing a degree at an HBCU and have a vision of starting their own business and providing relief for their community.
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The application deadline is Feb 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 20, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 20, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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