By: Amadi Taylor
According to an article written on Essence, “The Black Girl 44 scholarship is hoping to bridge the gap between the breadth of opportunity in Washington D.C., and the wealth of talented Black collegiate women around the country.”
The Black Girl 44 Scholarship was created by former Obama White House alum Deesha Dyer and includes contributions from more than 55 Black / African-American women who worked in the Obama White House.
This private and independent initiative will award three $1,500 scholarships to Black/African-American women college students who have earned a Washington, D.C. internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics for Fall 2019.
“We want to give back the same hope and opportunity that was afforded to us,” Dyer said in a statement. “These women are actively leading the charge for change. It’s important that we support them in their efforts work”.
Scholarship recipients will be chosen from an application process that runs from June 19 to July 31, 2019. Winners will be notified in August and they will receive their scholarship award at a September luncheon in Washington, D.C.
The eligibility requirements and application can be found HERE!