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2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

HBCU Competitiveness Scholars 2019The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced the 44 students from 34 HBCUs today, each of whom is being recognized as a 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar.

In a press release, Johnathan Holifield, explained the competitive focus of the award by saying every student selected who was selected represented the “depth and diversity of competitive talent at our institutions.”

The annual award program is open to students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.  All applicants had to apply by April 30, 2019, be endorsed by the  President of their HBCU for demonstrating strong academic achievement, campus or civic engagement or entrepreneurial interests.

As a 2019 Competitiveness Scholar, students will participate in a series of activities throughout the year, designed to further prepare them to be competitive job applicants at graduation with the goal of long term career success.  The Competitiveness Scholars will attend and be recognized at the 2019 National HBCU Week Conference, Sept. 8-11 in Washington DC.  The theme of the week is Enhancing HBCU Competitiveness: Student Achievement. Quality Partnerships. Institutional Performance. The scholars will participate in workshops to improve leadership and management skills, wealth creation awareness and civic engagement insight.  They will receive their awards at the HBCU Week Conference.

2019 Competitiveness Scholars Attend Which HBCU’s?

Students from the following HBCUs were recognized:

  • Philander Smith College
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  • Wiley College
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Dillard University
  • Talladega College
  • Benedict College
  • Savannah State University
  • Voorhees College
  • Wilberforce University
  • Southern University
  • Howard University
  • Rust College
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Hinds Community College
  • Tougaloo College
  • Jackson State University
  • Grambling State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Livingston College
  • Lincoln University of PA
  • Morris College
  • Allen University
  • Claflin University
  • Lane College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Xavier University
  • Shaw University
  • Virginia State University
  • Jarvis Christian College
  • Stillman College

Congratulations to all the recipients!

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