Peace Corps launches its first-ever HBCU Barbershop Tour in October with visits to historically black colleges and universities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The tour officially kicked off on October 2 at Nile Style Barbershop near Morgan State University in Baltimore. Continue reading Peace Corps kicks off inaugural HBCU Barbershop Tour
Students met college recruiters from various institutions and participated in workshops to learn more about college access and affordability. Continue reading Senator Parker Hosts Annual Black College Expo
College students and parents are already looking ahead to the 2019—2020 school year with the FAFSA- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The great news is that the Department of Education just launched “myStudentAid” app to make it easier for students and families to fill out the federal student aid application through their mobile phones. Continue reading 3 Tips for Filling Out Applications for College Financial Aid
SALT LAKE CITY–TFS Scholarships is the most comprehensive free online resource for higher education funding connecting students to more than 7 million scholarships representing more than $41 billion in aid. Continue reading November is National Scholarship Month NOW is the time to start applying for scholarships
Lab assistant positions offer students interested in the sciences unparalleled professional experience, not to mention high wages. PayScale estimates that college laboratory assistants make around $14.62 an hour on average.
Continue reading 4 on-campus jobs that can set you up for success after graduation
Converse College announces that alumna Phyllis Perrin Harris ’82 has taken the helm as chair of the Board of Trustees, marking an historic milestone for the College as she becomes the first African American to hold this leadership position. Continue reading Converse College Welcomes Leadership of First African American Board Chair
His Help From the Hart Charity Fund is partnering with the UNCF to award $600,000 Continue reading Kevin Hart giving back by handing out scholarships to HBCU students
By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service
Derek Anderson, the former San Antonio Spurs star, wants to teach black kids how to talk to the police. Growing up virtually homeless in Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson made the unlikely journey from inner-city high school to college basketball star at the University of Kentucky and then an 11-year career in the NBA, crowned by a championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
Continue reading Former NBA Player Derek Anderson Creates School That Teaches Acts of Kindness, Life Skills and Crisis Management
When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university. Continue reading 30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT
Jawaun Williams always felt a void growing up on the South Side, going to schools with a predominantly black student population. Continue reading The University Of Illinois Launches Program To Create More Black And Latino Male Teachers
By Mel Childs
Brannon Jones has a passion for education. After graduating from Albany State University in 2007, he took his first job at Adamson Middle School in Clayton County as a substitute technology teacher. This is where Brannon discovered that education is his calling.
Continue reading Education Enthusiast Creates College Opportunities
Eddie Ndopu wasn’t expected to live past 5 years old. Now, the 27-year-old South African hopes to be the first person with a disability to travel to space. Continue reading ‘Black, queer, disabled and brilliant’: Activist hopes to make history in space