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Penn National Gaming will donate more than $4 million across five years to fund STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) scholarships for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Student Freedom Initiative announced catalytic support from Prudential Financial, with Prudential providing $1.8 million in microgrants to HBCU students in an effort to accelerate economic mobility and close the financial divide.
Black News Channel wants to give a voice to an underserved audience. The nascent Tallahassee, Fla.-based channel is the only full-time national TV news channel dedicated to serving Black viewers. BNC is available in more than 50 million pay TV homes.
HBCU Awards recognizes the positive impact of HBCUs on the African American culture in business, entertainment, and education. The HBCU Awards will be a celebration filled with top musical performances, star power, and community uplift. The HBCU Awards will recognize the accomplishments of HBCUs "Black Excellence" in twelve categories.
HBCU Awards Categories (12): Best HBCU STEM Program, Best HBCU Performing Arts, Best HBCU Marching Band, Best HBCU Business Program, Best HBCU Nursing/Medical Program, Best HBCU of the Year, Best High School, Best HBCU Head Coach, Best HBCU Male Athlete, Best HBCU Female Athlete, Best Male Entertainer Of The Year, Best Female Entertainer Of The Year.