scholarships for african american women

OPPORTUNITY ALERT:  VSC has a special fellowship earmarked for black women! Get on it.  (And there are fellowships for other folks, too.)

Voices Rising Fellowship
This fellowship is for an African American woman fiction writer with demonstrable financial need. Given in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose voices have inspired so many, this award also comes with a $2,000 stipend to help offset costs associated with the residency, such as travel, childcare, lost wages, rent, etc..

More details here!
World's Oldest Person Dies In New York At Age 116-
Susannah Mushatt Jones died on Thursday night at the Vandalia Senior Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night. She was born on a small farm town near Montgomery, Alabama, on July 6, 1899.
  • She attended a special school for young black girls and when she graduated from high school in 1922, she worked full time helping family members pick crops.
  • After she moved to New York, Jones worked with a group of her fellow high school graduates to start a scholarship fund for young African-American women to go to college. 
  • She was the daughter of sharecroppers and the granddaughter of slaves
  • Jones, known as ‘Miss Susie’, died in Brooklyn on Thursday night
  • Her family members said last year that they credited her long life to love of family and generosity to others.

PUBLISHED: 01:11 EST, 13 May 2016

Nas, who has stepped up his involvement in the tech world in recent months, is joining Google, Microsoft, and Hirepurpose as one of the fund’s backers. His QueensBridge Venture Partners project will provide the funds for scholarships to African-Americans and Latinos, while Google will fund women and Microsoft and Hirepurpose will pay for veterans to attend the school. #realshit #facts #nolie #potd #qotd #rns #tru #conscious #consciousness #wordporn #knowledgeofself #knowthyself #lovethyself #nas #blackandbrownunity #givingback #melanin #blackunity #onelove #followme #ifollowback #follow4follow That’s how it should be, and no matter who I marry whether they’re pink, blue, orange, or green, idgaf lol. My community (black) is the first to be attended to, helped out, and reinvested in. My other ethnic members I’ll look out for too, of course. The system is built against us, we’re all in the same fight. I can’t forget where I come, after I hit a success point in my life. Fuck that, I’ll never be a whitewashed puppet for pieces of green paper. I’d rather die on my feet, than to have lived on my knees. Going out the same way, I came in. #loveyourz by freespirit__wildheart
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