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🎓 Explore HBCU Excellence: $100M Gift, FAFSA Guide, Greek Life Tips & More!
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This is The HBCU Roundup, your newsletter serving up a weekly slice of HBCU life – where brilliance meets legacy and every story sparkles with Black college magic.
Let’s unwrap this week’s treasures of knowledge, culture, and success together!
In This Week's Edition:
🏛️ Black College Expo 2024
💸 FAFSA 2024-25 Made Easier
🎓 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Greek Organization
🏅 Shaping Leaders in Sports Management
✨ HBCU Alumni Spotlight: Rev. Kevin Kosh Jr.
🏛️ Black College Expo 2024: Your Gateway to HBCU Excellence
The Black College Expo is back, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore the rich diversity and academic prowess of over 50 HBCUs. Whether you're a high school student, a transfer student, or just curious about what HBCUs have to offer, this expo is your ticket to discovering your perfect college match.
Why Attend the Expo?
Explore Options: Meet face-to-face with representatives from a wide range of HBCUs.
Scholarship Opportunities: Learn about scholarships and financial aid available exclusively to HBCU students.
Empowerment Sessions: Attend sessions focused on college success, career preparation, and more.
For the full breakdown of what to expect and how to make the most of the Expo, dive into our detailed guide: Black College Expo 2024.
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💸 FAFSA 2024-25: Unlock Financial Aid for Your College Journey
The 2024–25 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is here, opening doors to financial support for college attendance from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. Our guide for HBCU students simplifies this crucial process, helping you unlock the funds you need for your academic journey.
Why Master the FAFSA?
Access Vital Aid: Apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs to finance your college years.
Meet Important Deadlines: Stay ahead of the game by checking your state's FAFSA deadlines. While missing a state deadline doesn't affect federal aid, it could impact other financial support.
Guided Navigation: Avoid common mistakes and get insights to streamline your application.
For a step-by-step guide and more details on how to maximize your chances of aid, check out: FAFSA 2024-25 Guide for HBCU Students.
🎓 Empower Your Greek Life Choice: Top 5 Tips for HBCU Students
Deciding to join a Black fraternity or sorority is a significant and exciting step in your HBCU journey. Our guide lays out the top 5 tips to help you choose the organization that aligns best with your values, goals, and aspirations.
What to Consider:
Understand Their Values: Match your personal values with those of the fraternity or sorority.
Community Impact: Look at their contributions and involvement in the community.
Networking Opportunities: Consider the networking potential and alumni support.
Membership Requirements: Be aware of the time, financial commitments, and academic standards.
Personal Growth: Think about how the organization will help in your personal and professional development.
For an in-depth look at these tips and more, explore our full guide: Top 5 Tips for Choosing Black Fraternities and Sororities.
🏅 HBCU Sports Management Programs: Paving the Way for Athletic Leaders
Explore how HBCU sports management programs are crafting the next wave of leaders in the dynamic world of athletics. These programs are not just about understanding the game; they're about mastering the business, ethics, and strategic thinking that drive sports at all levels.
Why Consider a Sports Management Program at an HBCU?
Industry Insights: Gain a deep understanding of sports administration, marketing, and finance.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and alumni who are influential in the sports industry.
Career Readiness: Prepare for diverse roles, from athletic directors to sports marketers and agents.
For more on how these programs shape exceptional leaders and the best HBCUs to consider for sports management, read our detailed article: HBCU Sports Management Programs: Shaping Exceptional Leaders in Athletics.
🔥 The HBCU Heat: This Week’s Buzzing News
Spelman's Historic $100 Million Gift 💰 - Spelman College, a renowned HBCU for women, makes history with a transformative $100 million donation.
Rajah Caruth: NASCAR's Rising Star and HBCU Pride 🏁 - NASCAR’s youngest Black driver and current HBCU student, Rajah Caruth, embodies diversity and responsibility on the track.
Uncle Nearest's HBCU Challenge for Change 🥃 - The second annual HBCU Old Fashioned Challenge by Uncle Nearest aims to raise $1.4 million for underfunded Black colleges.
Celebrity Influence in Texas Southern's Presidential Search 🌟 - Michael Strahan and Matthew Knowles join the search for Texas Southern University's new president.
Highlighting Black Women's Mental Health in Academia 🧠 - The tragic loss of a Missouri University administrator spotlights the crucial issue of mental health among Black women in academic roles.
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✨ HBCU Alumni Spotlight: The Inspirational Path of Rev. Kevin Kosh Jr.
Meet Rev. Kevin Kosh Jr., an esteemed alumnus of Rust College (graduated in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration) and Gammon Theological Seminary. His story is a vivid illustration of faith, education, and empowerment, rooted in the HBCU experience.
Rev. Kev’s Transformative Journey:
Educational Foundations: His academic and spiritual foundations were laid at Rust College and furthered at Gammon Theological Seminary, where he completed his Masters of Divinity in 2014.
Leadership and Faith: Rev. Kosh has grown into an influential leader, serving as the Director and Strategist for the National Network of Young Adults with the United Methodist Church.
Empowering the Community: Beyond his roles in faith, Rev. Kosh has been a strong advocate for social justice and higher education, reflecting his deep commitment to his faith and community.
To delve deeper into Rev. Kev's inspiring story and his message to HBCU students, visit: Rev. Kevin Kosh Jr.'s Amazing Pursuit of Faith and Leadership.
🚀 Opportunities for HBCU Students
Public Health Laboratory Internship (APHL & CDC): Dive into the world of public health and make a real impact.
Gray Television Future Focus Intern: Explore broadcasting with an immersive program at Gray Television.
RJN Group Internship: Join RJN Group and contribute to local communities while gaining hands-on experience in Collection System Engineering.
The Wes Vernon Broadcast Scholarship: Support diversity in broadcast journalism with this $5,000 renewable scholarship. Ideal for students committed to a career in broadcast journalism. Deadline: February 18
GBHEM HBCU Scholarships: Dream big with up to $5,000 in scholarships for UMC-affiliated HBCU students. Deadline March 13, 2024
CBCF NREI HBCU Scholarship: Be a part of social justice change with a $10,000 scholarship from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s National Racial Equity Initiative. Deadline: March 31, 2024
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