Learn about Terrence G. Caldwell, the founder of HBCU Alum, a renowned online platform that promotes Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which is launching its #HBCUBound Scholarship programmed in 2022. Each graduating high school senior expecting to enroll at an HBCU in the fall of 2022 will be eligible to apply for one of these merit-based financial prizes, which can be used to assist with books, tuition, or other school-related expenditures.
The scholarship program’s initial purpose, when it was established in 2009, was to assist in encouraging talented students in the Orangeburg, South Carolina area to explore attending Black Colleges and Universities (BCCUs). The scope of the program’s reach has been broadened in recent years, as evidenced by the fact that more than 140 applicants from twenty-four different states applied for the program’s scholarships in 2018.
The number of historically black colleges and universities in the United States has risen to over 100, with about 10% of all African American students enrolled at one of these schools. As reported by the Thurgood Marshall Tuition Fund (TMCF), “More than 75 percent of students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) rely on Pell Grants, with roughly 13 percent relying on PLUS Loans to cover their college expenses.” Only one-eighth the average endowment size of predominantly white schools can be found in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Despite these challenges, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have provided an affordable education to millions of students of color, graduating the vast majority of African American teachers, doctors, judges, engineers, and other scientific and technological professionals in the United States.
In particular, we want HBCUs and their deserving students and graduates to be favorably highlighted. But we also want to educate the general public, who may be unaware of the rich history, traditions, and culture of HBCUs,” said Terrence, a Tennessee State University graduate and alumnus of the organization. “As our rapidly-growing online platform continues to improve, we intend to grant an increasing number of financial scholarships to bright HBCU-bound students in the future.”
Black College Alum celebrates the achievements of students, graduates, traditions, and other good aspects of the Black College experience. Since its inception in 2017, it has provided news, relevant information, and content pertaining to HBCU culture and tradition.
Their objective has been to raise awareness of our beloved Historically Black Colleges and Universities by sharing stories of student and alumni accomplishments. In addition, the business sells a variety of exclusive gear, which helps to fund their yearly #HBCUBound scholarships. The goal of these merit-based financial grants is to encourage exceptional high school students to consider historically black colleges and universities as viable options for further education.