White House Initiative at historically black universities and universities announces 2021 Hbcu Scholars August 3, 2021 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, Press@ed.gov
  • The White House Initiative at historically black universities and universities (initiative) announced today Its eighth cohort of HBCU academics. This program recognizes 86 undergraduate students, graduates and professionals for their achievements in academics, leadership, civic engagement and much more.

    Currently enrolled in 54 of the HBCUS of our nation, academics were selected from a requesting group of more than 200 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcription, resume, test and letter of recommendation. Applications also require the signing of their university president, adding a level of prestige to this application process.

    "HBCU academics announced today all have demonstrated a notable dedication to their learning and exemplify the talent that the nation is historically black. Colleges and universities have grown by generations," said Secretary of Education of Education. The United States, Miguel Cardona. "Students who have this honor are committed to creating a more just and equitable society through their civic commitment. They are leaders and creators of changes in their communities, and I can not wait to learn from them as they serve as ambassadors so much for The target. Initiative of the house and its institutions of higher education ".

    "As president of the state of the first university or historically black Florida University, I am extremely happy to support the tremendous work of the initiative in its most recent selection and recognition. Of the highest Scholarship students of The nation, of our 105 historical institutions, "said the President and CEO of Edward Waters University, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr." The White House Initiative at historically black universities and academics emphasis. of the University program. Planning the best and brighter among our students and showing their exceptional high Scholarship and a demonstrable leadership in a nationa L the stage speaks directly not only to the continuous contemporary relevance of HBCUS, but also underlines the depth of incontroverted extraordinary talent that our institutions continue to produce and possess ".

    In the course of an academic school year, the HBCU The academics selected through this program will serve as ambassadors of the initiative and its respected institution. The initiative will provide academics information about the value of education, as well as networking opportunities. Academics can also share these resources with their colleagues.

    Through its relations with community organizations, and public and private partners, all of which are obtained through this recognition, academics will also share promising and proven practices. They support the opportunities for all young people to reach their educational and professional potential.

    This HBCU academics cohort will also participate in national and regional events and monthly classes with Elyse Jones, Scholar HBCU programs coordinator, initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines. All HBCU Scholar events are designed to connect HBCU students with non-profit leaders, business and federals to discuss professional development while identifying challenges and provide equitable solutions to barriers facing HBCU students to Prepare and enter the workforce of the 21st century.

    "Supporting the next generation of student leaders who will continue their education and graduates from HBCUS has been the most prominent and the joy of my career with the initiative," says Elyse Jones, the coordinator of the HBCU Scholar program . "It is my honor to announce these 86 students who will continue to make significant contributions to our country. Each student selected

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