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๐ŸŽ“ Grad SZN Vibes: Cheers to HBCU Achievers & Groundbreakers! ๐ŸŒŸ

Celebrate the season of caps and gowns with us! Dive into this week's stories showcasing HBCU triumphs and new beginnings.

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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Hey, HBCU Fam!

This is The HBCU Roundup, your newsletter, kicking off Grad SZN with a bang! As caps fly and dreams soar, we're here to highlight the remarkable journeys and achievements that mark the end of one chapter and the exciting beginning of another for HBCU grads across the nation.

In This Week's Edition:

  • ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Paul Quinn's Class of '24 Takes Flight

  • ๐ŸŽ“ Xavier Steps Up: A New Med School

  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Alabama A&M's Bold Expansion

  • ๐Ÿ“š Morris Brown's Big Surprise!

  • ๐ŸšŒ Kwame Foundation's Inspiring HBCU Tour

๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Paul Quinn's Class of '24 Takes Flight!

Paul Quinn College's class of 2024 experienced a graduation surprise that truly soared. Thanks to Southwest Airlines, every graduate received an unforgettable gift to kickstart their next chapter. Discover how this generous gesture will help these new alumni spread their wings.


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๐ŸŽ“ Xavier Steps Up: A New Med School

Xavier University is making history again by planning to open the fifth HBCU medical school. Dive into how this move aims to transform healthcare education and increase the number of Black medical professionals.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Alabama A&M's Bold Expansion

Alabama A&M University is set to broaden its horizons by acquiring Birmingham-Southern College for a new campus. This expansion is all about enhancing educational opportunities and reaching more students.

๐Ÿ“š Morris Brown's Big Surprise!

Imagine the whole high school class getting full admission to college! That's exactly what happened when Morris Brown College extended a surprise offer to an entire class, emphasizing their dedication to accessible education.

๐ŸšŒ Kwame Foundation's Inspiring HBCU Tour

Every year, the Kwame Foundation's HBCU tour opens doors for students to discover and connect with historically Black colleges and universities. See how these tours are crafting brighter futures and fostering community.

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๐Ÿ”ฆ HBCU Spotlight of the Week: Sandi Owens' Trailblazing Triumph

Meet Sandi Owens, an extraordinary HBCU grad from North Carolina Central University, who turned adversity into empowerment. After experiencing a significant vision loss in high school, Sandi didn't let her circumstances define her future. She forged ahead, becoming a math teacher and later pursuing a master's in teaching the visually impaired at NCCU.

Today, she not only advocates for accessibility but also leads Making It Visible LLC, offering assistive technology training. Sandi's journey is a powerful testament to resilience and the transformative impact of education.

๐Ÿš€ย HBCU Opportunities


  • 2024 NJAC Scholarship - Supporting students from New Jersey at NCA&TSU, this scholarship offers $1,000 to one student at each academic level: incoming Freshman, rising Sophomore, Junior, and Senior. Demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA. | Deadline: May 17, 2024

  • The BEYOND Scholarship - Experience education beyond your state with a $1,000 award for students studying out-of-state. Not based on family income, this scholarship supports students eager to explore new educational environments. | Deadline: June 1, 2024

๐Ÿ’ฐ Looking for more ways to fund your education? Check out our extensive list of scholarships tailored for HBCU students. Find Your Scholarship.


  • Google Software Engineering Intern, Summer 2024 - Immerse yourself in software engineering at Google. Work on core products, engineering productivity, or site reliability. An ideal opportunity for those looking to innovate at scale.

  • 2024 NASA Internships - Join NASAโ€™s mission to explore and innovate. Internships available across STEM, business, and HR fields, providing hands-on experience in a variety of projects that support space exploration and research.

๐Ÿ“ฃย Employers: Have an opportunity for HBCU students or graduates? Get in touch to feature your openings and find the right talent. ๐Ÿ“Œย Post a position

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As Grad SZN unfolds, we're thrilled to share these inspiring tales of achievement and celebration. It's a time of new beginnings for many, and we're here to support every step of the wayโ€”from monumental wins on the field and in academia to groundbreaking initiatives that pave the way for future generations.

Stay connected with us for more stories next week that showcase the brilliance and resilience of the HBCU community.

See you next time,
Your HBCU Roundup Teamย โœŒ๐Ÿพ

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