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National HBCU Scholarship Program Seeks to Address Student Financial Hurdles

A national scholarship program for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is set to be launched. The program aims to help financially support civic-minded high school students who are interested in attending HBCUs.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program strives to encourage students to follow in the footsteps of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and develop into advocates and champions for universal rights.

The launch of the Andrew Young HBCU Scholarship Program will be announced on Friday at the Georgia Capitol. Representatives from the Andrew Young Foundation, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), McGraw Hill Education, Good of All, and state legislators will attend.

On average, HBCUs costs are 50% below non-HBCUs. Yet, financial hardship is a major factor as to why HBCUs see high attrition rates among first-year students and why African American students do not complete college.

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