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🫡 Grad SZN Finale: Celebrations, Salutes, and Summer Vibes! ☀️

Wrap up Grad SZN with top HBCU stories, Memorial Day honors, and a look ahead to summer vibes. Dive into this week’s edition!

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👋🏾 Hey HBCU Fam!

This is The HBCU Roundup, your newsletter, keeping the vibes going strong as we wrap up Grad SZN this week! Enjoy your Memorial Day, and let’s salute those who have served. Dive into the top headlines from across the HBCU world.

In This Week's Edition:

  • 💼 Michael Stallworth Jr.'s Accounting Journey

  • 💰 $16 Billion in Funding for HBCUs

  • 🕺🏾 Jaycob Linsey Dances His Way to an HBCU!

  • 🎓 ‘A Different World’ Reunion

  • 🌱 Sugarcane Farming Collaboration

💼 Michael Stallworth Jr.: HBCU Accounting Rockstar

Meet Michael Stallworth Jr., an HBCU accounting superstar! His journey to professional excellence is all about networking, determination, and the strong support system at his HBCU. Get inspired by his story and see how you can carve your own path to success.


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💰 Biden-Harris Drops $16B for HBCUs

Big news for HBCUs! The Biden-Harris administration just announced a whopping $16 billion in funding. This historic investment is set to boost educational opportunities, improve infrastructure, and offer more support for students. It’s a game-changer for the future of HBCUs.

🕺🏾 Jaycob Linsey’s Next Big Move: HBCU Bound!

Remember the viral sensation Jaycob Linsey who danced over a ‘Black Panther’ screening? Well, he’s taking his talents to an HBCU! Jaycob captured hearts with his incredible moves, and now he's set to bring that same energy to his new college journey.

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🎓 ‘A Different World’ Reunion Sparks HBCU Boom

TTalk about a blast from the past! The cast of ‘A Different World’ just reunited, right when HBCUs are seeing a surge in admissions. This iconic show’s legacy lives on, inspiring a new generation to embrace education and cultural pride.

🌾 HBCUs & US Sugar: Farming Collab!

Sweet news! HBCUs are teaming up with US Sugar to dive into sugarcane farming in the Glades. This collaboration aims to innovate agricultural practices and give students some hands-on learning experiences. It’s a win-win for education and farming.

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🔦 HBCU Spotlight of the Week: Robert Sheppard III - Aspiring Eye Doctor

Meet Robert Sheppard III, a Shaw University grad who's heading to the American University of Antigua College of Medicine to chase his dream of becoming an ophthalmologist. Robert just graduated with his bachelor's degree, joining 128 other grads at Shaw's commencement. He's known for his constant smile on campus and had the chance to attend the Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference in Missouri, all thanks to a full-ride scholarship funded by gifts to Shaw University.

And hey, Shaw University's Day of Giving 2024 is coming up on June 19. Let's keep supporting incredible students like Robert!

🚀 HBCU Opportunities


  • Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship - FAMU journalism students, this one’s for you! Apply for the Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship and win $1,000. Show off your hard work, caring nature, and determination in an essay, plus submit a recommendation letter and proof of enrollment. Award: $1,000 | Deadline: May 31, 2024

  • Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes - Want a shot at $55,000? Citizens is offering scholarships to support your college dreams. With a $15,000 grand prize and $2,500 monthly prizes, this is a chance you don’t want to miss. Award: Up to $55,000 | Deadline: June 30, 2024

💰 Looking for more ways to fund your education? Check out our extensive list of scholarships tailored for HBCU students. Find Your Scholarship.


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As we wrap up Grad SZN and get ready for summer vibes, we’re thrilled to share these stories of success and growth.

Stay tuned for more weekly highlights showcasing the brilliance, creativity, and resilience of the HBCU family.

✌🏾 Catch you in the next one,
Your HBCU Roundup Team 🎓✨

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