La La Anthony has teamed up with McDonald’s in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide $500,000 in scholarships to HBCU students through the Black and Positively Golden Scholarship program.
Incoming and current HBCU students have the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in scholarships. Applications are due June 7, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.
Last year, the program gave up to $15,000 each to HBCU students. The year prior, they gave away 6 individual scholarships. This year’s initiative comes on the heels of historic moments that have many taking a renewed look at the importance of HBCUs.
“As a person who went to an HBCU, I know the importance of education. I know the importance of HBCUs, where we can go to a college and experience things that are all for us, that represent who we are, and are representative of our culture. It's so important,” Anthony told Blavity.
Ive teamed up w/ @mcdonalds &its Black&Positively Golden movement2 help HBCU students on their path2 greatness!Tune in Wed May 19 @ 6PM ET 2find out how u cld receive up to $15,000 for college Visit https://t.co/SMpY9lupMA &apply b4 Jun 7. #McDonalds #BlackAndPositivelyGolden #ad pic.twitter.com/Z58o7nTwFj— LA LA (@lala) May 19, 2021
Anthony attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she participated in the on-campus radio and television stations. She says her Howard experience prepared her for independence and taught her how to interact with people from all walks of life.
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