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🎭 HBCU Highs & Lows: From Historic Wins to Tough Challenges!

Dive into a week of contrasts with celebrated achievements, unique challenges, and forward-thinking innovations across the HBCU landscape


Hey HBCU Fam! πŸŽ“βœ¨Β 

This is The HBCU Roundup, your newsletter, bringing you the latest and greatest from the HBCU community. This week, we're diving deep into stories of challenge and triumph, showcasing the resilience and creativity that define our institutions and alumni. From groundbreaking discoveries to cultural celebrations, HBCU spirit shines bright.

In This Week's Edition:

  • πŸ›οΈ Tennessee State Faces New Challenge

  • πŸ“š Alumni Rally Against Lincoln's Decision

  • 🎀 HBCU SpringComing Celebration in B’ham

  • πŸ’Έ Lil Durk's Big HBCU Scholarships Giveaway

  • πŸŽ‰ Xavier's Historic Fundraising Success

πŸ›οΈ Tennessee State University Under New Management

Tennessee State University, Tennessee's sole publicly funded HBCU, faces unprecedented changes as politicians decide to dismantle its independent board. This bold move sparks intense debates within the HBCU community and beyond about governance and autonomy. Discover what this shift means for TSU and its stakeholders, and why it's more than just a political decision.


Join the Movement: Moguls In the Making 2024Β 

Ally Financial and TMCF are searching for the next generation of business leaders, and YOU could be one of them! The annual Moguls In the Making competition is back, offering HBCU students the chance to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

  • 185,000 in scholarships, paid internships, and tech prizes up for grabs!

  • 3-day competition where ideas meet industry experts in Detroit, October 3-6, 2024.

πŸ”—Β Apply now at Moguls In the Making and take the step from HBCU student to business mogul! Deadline: April 8th.

🏫 HBCU Community Divided Over President's Return

After the tragic suicide of an administrator, Lincoln University's decision to welcome back its president has sparked a wave of controversy among alumni. This contentious move raises questions about leadership, mental health, and the wellbeing of HBCU campuses. Join the conversation and explore the deep concerns and calls for accountability within the HBCU family as they navigate through this challenging period.

🎀 HBCU SpringComing: A Fest of Laughter, Music, and Good Eats

Birmingham is buzzing with the HBCU SpringComing event, blending comedy, food, and tunes for a celebration that’s all about HBCU spirit and community joy. From stand-up laughs to delicious bites and groovy beats, it’s a gathering that highlights the rich culture and vibrancy of HBCU life.

πŸŽ“ Lil Durk's Scholarship Spectacular: $333,000 for HBCU Minds

Lil Durk is stepping up for HBCU students with a chance to win over $333,000 in scholarships, showcasing his commitment to education and the future of young Black leaders. This initiative not only highlights the importance of supporting HBCU students financially but also Durk's dedication to giving back and empowering the next generation.

πŸŽ‰ Xavier University's $100M Milestone: Celebrating a Century of Excellence

Xavier University of Louisiana has hit a groundbreaking milestone, raising $100 million for its centennial campaign, reinforcing its status as a leader in HBCU excellence and innovation. This significant achievement highlights the community's dedication to advancing the institution's mission and ensuring that Xavier continues to be a beacon of knowledge and opportunity for future generations.

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πŸ”¦ HBCU Spotlight of the Week: Clarice Phelps' Historic Achievement

Meet Clarice Phelps, an illustrious Tennessee State University alumna, who made history as the first Black woman to discover an element on the periodic table. Phelps' groundbreaking work in the discovery of Tennessine not only places her in the annals of scientific history but also serves as an incredible source of inspiration for HBCU students and the wider community. Her journey from TSU to the heights of scientific discovery exemplifies the profound impact HBCU graduates can have on the world.

πŸš€Β HBCU Opportunities


  • AABE National & Regional Scholarship - Aimed at students pursuing careers in the energy sector, offering awards up to $5,000 for those majoring in STEM fields. | Minimum GPA: 3.0 | Deadline: April 15, 2024

  • Google Lime Scholarship - Offering $10,000 USD or $5,000 CAD to full-time Bachelors students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in computer science or closely related fields. | Deadline: April 15, 2024

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


  • Hubbard Broadcasting Internship - Join WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13/WNYA My4 Albany through the New York State Broadcasters Association Internship program. Explore the TV Broadcast industry with up to 180 hours of immersive experience. | For undergraduates in New York State.

  • Mattel Creations Content Creator Summer Intern - Be the creative force behind Mattel's TikTok and Instagram, shooting and editing content on the go. A perfect opportunity for those passionate about social media and content creation.

πŸ“£Β Employers: Have an opportunity for HBCU students or graduates? Get in touch to feature your openings and find the right talent. πŸ“ŒΒ Post a position

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As we wrap up another week, we've dived deep into the heart and soul of HBCU excellence. From trailblazing alumni making monumental strides to innovative programs that set our students on paths to greatness, this edition has celebrated the legacy and bright future of our beloved institutions.

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