Middlebury College Adds a Second Posse of Low-Income Students

Since 1998 Middlebury College in Vermont has been admitting and offering full-tuition scholarships to a posse of students from New York City high schools. The college is now adding a second posse from Chicago public schools.

The United Methodist Black College Fund Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The fund supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities with ties to the church.

Two Howard University Students Awarded Luard Scholarships

They will spend their junior year abroad studying in the United Kingdom.

New Scholarship Program for Minority Pre-Med Students at Christopher Newport University

Minorities, low-income students, and students from rural or medically underserved areas with a 3.5 GPA in high school and 1100 score on the SAT will be eligible.

The National Hockey League to Offer Scholarships to HBCUs

The National Hockey League is teaming up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Notre Dame Discontinues Fellowship Program for Black Doctoral Candidates

Over the past 11 years, 47 Erskine Peters Fellows have spent a year at Notre Dame while they finished work on their dissertations. The fellowships carried a stipend of $30,000 plus a $2,000 research budget.

Blacks Get a Small Share of Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Dollars

Blacks are 16.5 percent of regular HOPE recipients and only 3.8 percent of the more exclusive and lucrative Zell Miller Scholarships.

Black Alumni of Southern Methodist University Create a Scholarship

A gathering of 118 Black alumni celebrated their history and pledged to help those who walk in their footsteps.

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

The scholarships will cover full tuition and other expenses for two women for four years of undergraduate study.

New Scholarship for Black Students at Florida Gulf Coast University

The scholarship fund was endowed by the African Network of Southwest Florida.

Texas A&M University to Admit Two Posses of 10 Students in 2013

In the fall of 2013, two posses of students, one from Atlanta and one from Houston, will enroll on the College Station campus.

Duke University Honors Its First Black Students

The scholarship fund was established with a $1 million gift from a White classmate of the five Black students who racially integrated Duke's undergraduate programs in 1963.

Thousands of African American College Students Face Losing Their Pell Grants

The new rules eliminate Pell Grants for college students who do not have a high school diploma and for those who have been in college for more than six years.

Indiana Eliminates Higher Education Grants for Prison Inmates

Ball State University has been offering educational programs to more than 1,000 prison inmates but state budget cuts are gutting the program.

Widening Racial Wealth Gap Threatens the Ability of African Americans to Pay for College

According to the Federal Reserve, between 2007 and 2010, nonwhite and Hispanic families saw their median net worth dropped from $29,700 to $20,400. This is a decline of 31.3 percent.

The Milwaukee Scholarship Program Is Sending 10 Black Men to Morehouse College

All 10 Black male students from Milwaukee public high schools will receive full, four-year scholarships to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Tennessee State Seeks High-Performing Out-of-State Students

Students who qualify for the new Scholar Tuition Rate will pay approximately one-half the normal rate for tuition paid by students from other states.

The New Class of UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholars

Now in its 17th year, the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative has provided scholarships and fellowships to 627 students.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announced New Secondary School Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is joining force with Baltimore-based Connections Education, an online educational firm, to launch a series of TMCF Collegiate Academies.

Ronald McNair Scholars Program Faces Major Cuts

It is proposed that the number of campuses that will participate in the scholarship program will be reduced from 203 to 127 and as many as 2,000 fewer students will be able to participate.

The Leadership Alliance Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary

Since its inception, the Leadership Alliance, a partnership of 32 high-ranking research universities and several minority-serving educational institutions, has produced 215 Ph.D.s and 19 M.D./Ph.D.s.

Kirk Douglas Expands His Commitment to a Minority Scholarship Program

The film legend has given over $7 million to an endowed scholarship fund for minority students at St. Lawrence University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1939.

Allstate’s Quotes for Education Seeks to Raise Money for Scholarships to HBCUs

From now until the end of the year, for every person who mentions the Quotes for Education program while seeking an insurance quote from an Allstate agent, the company will donate $10 to the Tom Joyner Foundation.

Most African American Males Lose Their HOPE Scholarships Due to a Lack of Academic...

Research by Charles Menifield found that more than 50 percent of African American male students in Tennessee lost their HOPE scholarships due to subpar academic performance.

Money Is a Major Factor in Why Black Students Drop Out of College

A third of Black men and a quarter of Black women who dropped out of college, did so because of financial concerns.

Washington University Scholarship Program Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The John B. Ervin Scholars Program honors the university's first African American dean who served from 1968 to 1977.

MasterCard Foundation Makes a Major Commitment to the Education of Africans

Among the partnering institutions in the United States are Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, Duke University and Wellesley College.

New Scholarship Fund to Provide Need-Based Aid to District of Columbia College Students

Students will be eligible for up to $3,000 for community college, $7,000 at the University of the District of Columbia, and $10,000 at a private college or university in the District.

Morehouse College Institutes Belt Tightening Measures Due to Drop in Enrollments

Employees will have to take up to five unpaid furlough days through the remainder of the year. Other budget cuts will be made and fewer part-time faculty members will be hired for the spring semester.

Wells Fargo to Support Scholarships at State-Operated HBCUs

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has announced that it has entered into a multi-year $1.7 million partnership with the Wells Fargo Foundation to provide scholarships and leadership development training for students at 47 state-operated historically Black colleges and universities.

University of Chicago Eliminates Student Loans for Graduates of Chicago High Schools

The University of Chicago has unveiled a new financial aid program for students from schools in the city that will eliminate student loans from their financial aid packages.

Tennessee State University Operates a Food Bank for Students in Need

The food bank, located in the campus' Gentry Center, is for students who are facing temporary hardships and have difficulty affording food while attending college.

New Hip-Hop Scholarships for Students at the University of Wisconsin

Two students will each receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships to the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community at the University of Wisconsin, the nation's only college-level learning community for hip-hop and the spoken word.

SUNY Extends Financial Aid Program for Haitian Students

The board of trustees of the State University of New York has renewed authorization of a program that offers state resident tuition for students from Haiti through the spring semester of 2014.

Princeton University Seeks to Expand Access for Low-Income Students

Princeton University has been a leader in making financial aid programs more favorable for low-income students. Now it will look at other ways to increase access to the university for low-income students.

New Auction Website Seeks to Raise Money for HBCUs

Earlier this month, Star Bright Donations began auctioning celebrity memorabilia on its website with at least 70 percent of the winning bid price being donated to an HBCU.

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