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Top 10 Scholarships For Black and Minority Students For 2015



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Foundations and organizations to give away billions of dollars in legit scholarships.

*2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away billions of dollars in legit scholarships.

These scholarships usually have different criteria to qualify, but once obtained can be used to pay for college tuition, books, and room and board.

Here are the top 2015 scholarship programs for African American and minority students with upcoming deadlines in December or January:

tom_joyner_foundation_scholarship#1 – Tom Joyner Foundation “Full Ride” Scholarship: Awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with high academic records. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.

#2 – The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (The Bill Gates Scholarship): Awards scholarships each year to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.bill_gates_scholarship_minority_students

#3 – Burger King Scholars Program: Designed to help high-school seniors who are looking to start college next year. Annually, the program awards more than $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students. Applicants must be residents of the United States or Canada, and must be graduating high school seniors. The deadline to apply is in December 2014.

#4 – Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund For Women: Aims to ease the financial burden to students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. Also, champions greater inclusion of multicultural women in the nursing and medical industries. The deadline to apply is in December 2014.

#5 – Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program: Gives high school students who are active it sports and in their communities, as well as outstanding students, an opportunity to win a $20,000 college scholarship. Students must be planning to attend a four-year college.The deadline to apply is in December 2014.foot_locker_scholar_athletes

#6 – Ron Brown Scholar Program: Provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.

#7 – Dell Scholars Program: Recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations, and are now serving as positive role models in their communities. Awards hundreds of scholarships each year annually, and since 2004, has given away more than $31 million in college funding. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.

#8 – Generation Google Scholarship For Minorities, Women and Disabled Students: Helps minority students who plan to attend college and study computer science and technology. Eligible students must be African American, Hispanic, American Indian, female, or one who has a disability. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.united_negro_college_fund_(uncf)_scholarships

#9 – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships: Provides extraordinary amounts of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well. The deadlines to apply vary.

#10 – Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships For Minority Students: Gives financial aid awards to Black, Hispanic and Asian eligible high school students with high academic performance and community service as well as financial need. The deadline to apply is in January 2015.

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    January 10, 2015 at 11:52 pm

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‘Love After Lockup’ Exclusive Clip: Will Destinie Go Back to Prison? [WATCH]



'Love After Lockup' Exclusive clip: Will Destinie Go Back to Prison? [WATCH]

*The third season of WE tv’s smash hit docuseries “Love After Lockup” is back and follows lovebirds hoping to make their way down the aisle with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them.

As noted in the press release, whether it’s dodging a parole officer, negotiating with a halfway house, or being stuck under house arrest with someone they hardly know, the realities of being on the outside are starting to hit these newly released prisoners. Will they break the law and go back to jail, or save themselves and leave their lovers broken hearted?

In our exclusive clip above from this week’s episode, Destinie worries about being sent back to prison for seven years. When her man tries to reassure her that everything will be okay, Destinie ain’t buying it. Watch the moment via the YouTube player above.

When it comes to the other couple’s this season, Maurice’s bold move stuns Jessica, and Kristianna’s fugitive status puts her whole family at risk. The road to the DMV is paved with Heather’s fury. Quaylon explores his options -– without Shavel, and it’s all going down on Friday at 9/8c on WEtv.

Meanwhile, this season on “Love After Lockup,” couples finally reunite after one is released from prison. Once the bars  are gone, will their love survive after lockup on the rocky road to the altar? Will the inmates ditch their mate as they face shocking “firsts,” fights & family drama? Is it true love or just a con? 

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Prince Harry Says Marriage to Meghan Markle Helped Him Understand Unconscious Bias [VIDEO]



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*Prince Harry says it took his marriage to Meghan Markle to understand he had a privileged upbringing. 

During a recent conversation with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson, Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, admits his royal life shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias.

“Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having had the upbringing and the education that I have, I had no idea what it was,” Harry told Hutchinson, as part of the GQ Heroes Conference, LA Times reports. “I had no idea it existed, and then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”

Harry continued, “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. But once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself because ignorance is no longer an excuse.”

READ MORE: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Archewell Foundation Gets Official Website

Harry and Meghan stepped away from royal duties earlier this year and moved to Los Angeles. In August, they moved to a multimillion-dollar estate in California’s Santa Barbara County.

Meanwhile, Harry’s grandfather Prince Philip allegedly did not understand the challenges with Harry and Meghan living in the U.K., according to Us Weekly

“He can’t understand what was so awful about being a member of the royal family,” Ingrid Seward, author of “Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of His Century” told the publicaion. “They had a beautiful house. They had a huge influence, and Harry was really enjoying helping the military. And Meghan had got the beginnings of a place for herself in the Commonwealth and then they had a beautiful child. So, beautiful house, beautiful child, looked after — what was so awful about that?”

Philip, 99, reportedly had no sympathy for Harry and Meghan’s reasoning for stepping back from the royal family.

“I don’t think Philip can understand what he calls Harry’s dereliction of duty. All Harry could say [was], ‘I didn’t want to be a prince,’” Seward explained, noting that the Duke of Edinburgh “just couldn’t fathom it and can’t fathom it.”

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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Pregnancy Loss in Emotional Essay



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*Chrissy Teigen has penned an emotional essay for Medium in which she details the miscarriage she suffered earlier this month.

Teigen and her husband John Legend loss their son Jack when she was 20 weeks pregnant. She previously shared on social media that she was diagnosed “with partial placenta abruption,” and “despite bags and bags of blood transfusions,” her bleeding could not be stopped. 

“We had tried bags and bags of blood transfusions, every single one going right through me like we hadn’t done anything at all,” wrote Teigen for Medium on Tuesday. “Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness.”

READ MORE: Chrissy Teigen Suffers Pregnancy Loss After ‘Excessive Bleeding’: ‘How Can This Be Real’

“Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again,” she continued. “Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.”

Teigen initially shared news of her misscarriage on Instagram Sept. 30, posting a series of black-and-white photos of herself and Legend in the hospital with their baby.

“I had asked my mom and John to take pictures, no matter how uncomfortable it was,” she wrote. “I explained to a very hesitant John that I needed them, and that I did NOT want to have to ever ask. That he just had to do it.”

“He hated it. I could tell,” Teigen said. “It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But I knew I needed to know of this moment forever, the same way I needed to remember us kissing at the end of the aisle, the same way I needed to remember our tears of joy after [son Miles Theodore, 2, and daughter Luna Simone, 4½]. And I absolutely knew I needed to share this story.”

As for those who criticized the former model for sharing such intimate images, Teigen noted, “I cannot express how little I care that you hate the photos. How little I care that it’s something you wouldn’t have done,” the grieving mother continued.

“I lived it, I chose to do it, and more than anything, these photos aren’t for anyone but the people who have lived this or are curious enough to wonder what something like this is like,” Teigen wrote. “These photos are only for the people who need them. The thoughts of others do not matter to me.”

You can read her full essay here.

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