Brothers On the Move Scholarship


Awarding $1500 Each Week

Driven by the impulse to encourage black males to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Tom Joyner Foundation has launched an innovative and attractive weekly scholarship. The program, cleverly dubbed, Brothers On the Move Scholarship, will award one-$1500 scholarship per week to a black male student attending the “HBCU of the month.” Tom Joyner, popular celebrity and media advocate for the black community, will choose the campus of the month on his morning show. The first scholarship was awarded at the end of July, to a student at Tougaloo University, but there are plenty more where that came from. The “August HBCU of the Month”: Cheney University in Pennsylvania. Following campuses include: September- Tennessee State University; October- Edward Waters University; November- Savannah State University; and December- Morgan State University.

Brothers On the Move Scholarship application requirements include:

  • Candidates must be black males attending a HBCU.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
  • Must possess outstanding leadership abilities.
  • Candidates with community-driven career goals are preferred.

Interested candidates enrolled on any of the chosen monthly campuses are urged to ask for applications directly from their financial aid and scholarships office.

Joyner, and other philanthropists like him, have been driven to monetary support due to the continued dismal ratio of male students to females on HBCUs. However, there are now signs that the tide is turning. This is proof that scholarships not only provide cash, but also a much needed social and spiritual confidence.

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