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Megan Thee Stallion Launches a New Scholarship Fund to Support Women of Color

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Megan Thee Stallion has launched a new scholarship fund to support women of color.

The rapper has partnered with Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation to create the “Don’t Stop” fund. As the scholarship’s website reveals, “In honor of all the young women out there who don’t stop working hard to get their education! Women remain underrepresented and undervalued in society and female students of color are at a larger disadvantage when it comes to access to financial resources.” Megan Thee Stallion is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in health administration, alongside her super-successful rap career.

On Instagram, Stallion announced the prize and wrote, “COLLEGE HOTTIES LISTEN UP BECAUSE THIS ONE IS FOR YOU ‼️‼️‼️ I AM GIVING AWAY TWO 10,000 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO WOMEN OF COLOR PURSUING A DEGREE IN ANY FIELD OF STUDY IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD🔥🔥🔥 APPLY RIGHT NOW LINK IN MY BIO

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Lutheran Family Services to start scholarship fund with $3M gift | Thanks for Giving

He added, “She was our inspiration. So, we’ve been doing things to support refugees, because it looks to me like there are a lot of people in the same situation – from low-income and minority families who have academic abilities and great potential.”

LFS Chief Development Officer Mark Versen said, “It is not every day you get to make a philanthropic dream come true to this magnitude. LFS is grateful to partner with the Smiths to give the same opportunity to succeed to high school graduates and their families across the state.”

Coyner said that he and Donna are excited to see the scholarship program grow. They would like to increase the number of recipients to 10-20 per year until the program sunsets.

“We really feel good about doing this,” he said. “We don’t have too much longer to live, and we can leave something behind. We hope it is

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Megan Thee Stallion Scholarship for Women of Color Announced

Megan Thee Stallion is giving away scholarships to women of color in any field of study.

The artist shared the announcement via Twitter on Thursday morning. “2020 has brought so many obstacles, but we keep going,” the statement read. “Megan has partnered with Amazon Music’s rap rotation and will award two $10,000 scholarships to women of color that are pursuing an associates, bachelors or post-graduate degree in any field of study.”

Shortly after the announcement was made, the application portal crashed due to overwhelming interest. The server has yet to be recovered as of Thursday afternoon.

Megan’s most recent performance was on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” during which she voiced opposition to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron’s handling of the Breonna Taylor case.

During a performance of her hit “Savage,” the music paused while quotes from Malcolm X and activist Tamika Mallory played saying, “Daniel Cameron is no different

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Grand Canyon University Scholarship Program Receives Substantial Gift From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grand Canyon University’s Student Inspiring Students (SIS) Scholarship Program has received a $500,000, five-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The grant will fund full-tuition scholarships for “Parsons Scholars” – high school seniors who are the most academically qualified among SIS recipients. The largest single gift in the program’s history, the multi-year grant will provide life-changing opportunities for high-achieving youth who otherwise may not be able to afford a college education.

“Supporting higher education, and organizations like Grand Canyon University, is about more than funding a scholarship, it’s about investing in a person’s future,” said Founder & CEO of PXG Bob Parsons. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and I’m proud to support those who are willing to put in the hard work and earn a college degree.”  

The SIS Scholarship Program is a public-private partnership in which a community-minded

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Virgil Abloh to Join Fashion Scholarship Fund Governing Board

The Fashion Scholarship Fund announced on Monday that Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton has joined its Board of Governors.

As the press release revealed, Abloh will be joining the other board members in helping to provide scholarships, internships, mentoring, and development opportunities to scholars getting their start in the world of fashion. The news comes just as Abloh launched a “swing state” voter incentive t-shirt, and teased an upcoming collaboration with iconic streetwear brand Stüssy.

“We are so honored to have Virgil join the FSF Board. His efforts to promote equity and inclusion directly align with our inherent mission to attract and support a diverse pool of industry talent,” said FSF executive director Peter Arnold. “The FSF has received a record number of applicants for this year’s scholarship competition. By working with top HBCUs and other schools that have significant populations of students of color, we are attracting

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