...Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Benedict College in South Carolina and a member of the advisory council, pointed out that the partnership also gives HBCUs “wide latitude” in how they use the funding. For example, she’s considering offering scholarship recipients stipends to pay for professional attire and transportation for their internships. She noted that 84 percent of Benedict College students could not afford college without the federal Pell Grant and are unlikely to have closets full of work clothes.
She also highlighted that one of the unique aspects of the scholarship component of the program is its 3.3 GPA requirement.
Many scholarships only focus on students with the highest grades, rather than “high-potential, high-capacity students who just need a little bit of help to realize their greatest dreams academically and otherwise,” Artis said. “The assumption that only the top students are worth the investment really is a fallacy in many respects...”https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/10/06/new-partnership-supports-28-hbcusThe 28 schools (press release):https://stradaeducation.org/press-release/28-hbcus-join-ambitious-initiative-to-connect-students-education-and-aspirations/
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