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🌟 Grad SZN Spotlight: HBCU Achievements and Exciting News!

From Biden’s speech at Morehouse to Alabama State’s big endowment, catch all the top stories and highlights in this week’s edition.

👋🏾 Hey HBCU Fam!

This is The HBCU Roundup, your newsletter, keeping the Grad SZN party going! As we celebrate the caps tossed and the challenges faced, get ready to dive into the top headlines from across the HBCU nation.

In This Week's Edition:

  • 📰 Biden’s Speech at Morehouse

  • 💼 ASU’s Historic Endowment

  • 📈 Enrollment Boom at EWC

  • 💸 FAMU’s Donation Disaster

  • 📚 Harry Potter at an HBCU?

📰 Biden Talks Gaza Crisis at Morehouse

President Biden addressed the humanitarian crisis in Gaza during his speech at Morehouse’s commencement, sparking major discussions and mixed reactions on campus.

💼 Alabama State Scores Big Endowment

Big news! Alabama State University just landed a historic endowment from a major Wall Street firm. This is a game-changer, promising more resources and opportunities for students.

📈 Edward Waters' Enrollment Boom

Edward Waters University is blowing up with the highest enrollment growth among HBCUs in Florida. This surge shows just how much this school is on the rise.

💸 FAMU’s $237M Donation Disaster

The bogus $237 million donation by Gregory Gerami left Florida A&M grads devastated. The impact of this false promise is unforgivable, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

📚 Harry Potter at an HBCU?

What if Harry Potter went to an HBCU? This idea blew up on Twitter and now it’s a hit book series, mixing magical adventures with the vibrant culture of HBCUs.

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🔦 HBCU Spotlight of the Week: Obiajuru Triumph Nwadiokwu

Meet Obiajuru Triumph Nwadiokwu, an Edward Waters University grad who’s absolutely killing it. He finished his Computer Information Systems degree in just three years with a perfect 4.0 GPA and was named valedictorian!

Triumph's accolades include being a White House Scholar, Stanford Innovation Fellow, Yale PATHS Fellow, and Apple Alliance Academy Scholar. Next up? He’s heading to Carnegie Mellon on a full scholarship for his Master’s in Information Systems, after snagging over $60k in scholarships.

Triumph’s journey is all about hard work, community support, and faith. We can't wait to see what he achieves next at Carnegie Mellon!

🚀 HBCU Opportunities


  • Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship - Future leader? This scholarship is for African-American sophomores majoring in business or STEM fields. Must have a 3.0 GPA and community service experience. Award: $25,000 | Deadline: May 31

  • 2024-2025 UNCF STEM Scholars Program - Dreaming of a STEM career? The UNCF STEM Scholars Program offers 100 scholarships annually for African American high school students. Score up to $25,000! | Deadline: June 13

💰 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 Grad SZN continues to roll out the red carpet for our graduating HBCU heroes, we’re thrilled to bring you these tales of triumph and transition.

Keep tuning in for more weekly features that spotlight the brilliance, creativity, and resilience of the HBCU family.

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

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