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i remember my first few months on yale’s campus as a freshman.  i was called racial insults and it rocked my world. i had heard about racism but never experienced it myself; until then.  

i also experienced a loving community of people from all races and cultures, learning and growing together.  it was both dark and light.  that was the reality of my college life and the life of so many others around the country.  

as many of you pack your bags to get to campus, know that the journey at school can be challenging but the gifts you will get are many.   it could help you grow into the person you are meant to be and lead you to your passion and your life’s work.  just like it did for ashtan towles, class of 2019. check out this netflix video to hear her story.


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  • Comments Off on Hot off the Press: Scholarships from Jay-Z for High School and College Students Deadline May 31st
shawn carter scholarship 4-13
looking to go to college and need a scholarship? currently enrolled and want help with tuition?
 check out these scholarships from Jay-Z’s foundation
Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation
Applications are being accepted for the Shawn Carter Scholarship. 
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school.  All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than May 31, 2013. 
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity.  The Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education.
One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community? 
 Click on this link to apply:
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  • Comments Off on Hot off the Press: Summer Research Program at University of Maryland

Great opportunity for college sophomore and junior students of color to gain research experience and learn more about graduate school in the social, behavioral and economic science fields.  Deadline to apply is Feb 15th.




The goals of the program are to provide rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest and learn about doctoral-level training, and provide basic research skills that can be applied in the social, behavioral and economic science fields.  The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

The University of Maryland, College Park is located just nine miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 30 miles from Baltimore, provides access to some of the finest libraries, research centers, and professional opportunities in the country.  The D.C. metro area is nationally regarded for its dense population of highly educated and trained professionals, diversity, culture and entertainment.

Program Details

This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from May 30 through July 22, 2011.  Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments: African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government & Politics, Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychology and Sociology.  We will also supplement their research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities.  

Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700.

How to Apply

Basic eligibility requirements include (but are not limited to) junior or senior status by Fall 2011; U.S. citizen or permanent resident status; and a strong intent to immediately pursue a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences upon completion of the Bachelors degree. We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

The application deadline is February 15, 2011.  

For more information, please visit:

or contact

Aishah Briscoe
David Colon-Cabrera
SRI Coordinators

Summer Research Initiative
Office of the Dean
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Maryland – College Park
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD  20742
(T) 301-405-8761
(F) 301-314-9086

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