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2023 HBCU Scholarship Season




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Rdevia announces the beginning of the 2023 HBCU Scholarship Season.


We are glad to once again offer the following scholarships:


E. Renee Posey, Ed.D., Award of Excellence ($500 Total)

The E. Renee Posey, Ed.D. Award of Excellence is made possible through an endowed gift from its namesake. This scholarship fund will provide a one-time $500 award to a student who is graduating from high school and will attend an HBCU.


In 2022, nearly 30 students applied from 15 different states across the nation including Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and Virginia. Out of the many applicants, the winner was: James Wallace IV who eventually graduated from Bowie High School in Bowie, MD, and is now enrolled as a full-time student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.


Jarrod D. Benjamin Emerging Leaders Scholarship ($1,750 Total)

The Jarrod D. Benjamin Emerging Leaders Scholarship is made possible through an endowed gift from its namesake. This scholarship fund will provide individual awards (ranging $250 - $1,000) to three young men who attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Louisiana.


In 2022, out of the 18 applications from across the state of Louisiana, the winners were:

  1. Eric White, Jr. - Southern University and A&M College - $250 Sophomore Award

  2. Ndumiso Shongwe - Grambling State University - $500 Junior Award

  3. Spencer Jones - Dillard University - $1,000 Senior Award

In addition to the above renewed scholarships, we are proud to offer two new scholarships:


Epic HBCU Journey Distance Learning Scholarship ($1,000 Total)

The Epic HBCU Journey Distance Learning Scholarship is made possible through an endowed gift from Deon Rhode, M.P.H. This scholarship fund will provide a one-time $1,000 award to a student who is pursuing an online degree from Claflin University or Florida A&M University.


Rdevia Greatness Award ($2,000 Total)

The Rdevia Lion Greatness Award is made possible through gifts from Florida Memorial Graduates who helped start and grow Rdevia plus a matching gift from University President Jaffus Hardrick, Ed.D. This scholarship fund will provide a one-time $1,000 award to both a male and female first-year student who have had to overcome adversity.


Rdevia will offer a total of $5,250 in scholarships to 7 students as part of the 2023 HBCU Scholarship Season. Applications for all scholarships will open on December 22, 2022 at rdevia.org/scholarships. Applications will close on February 22, 2023. Winners will be announced on April 1, 2023 at Dew in the Morning. Dew in the Morning is Rdevia's Annual HBCU Benevolence Brunch where scholarship recipients, honorees, and new leaders are recognized. All scholarship applicants, family members, and friends will have the opportunity to attend in-person and virtually. Details will be announced soon.


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ABOUT RDEVIA

Rdevia (arr-deh-vee-uh) is a Public Charitable 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization that provides opportunities and resources like scholarships, care packages, and professional development to HBCU Prospects, Students, and Graduates. Rdevia was founded on March 5, 2015 by Marquise M. McGriff, M.A. during his first year as a student at Florida Memorial University. Rdevia is fueled by the generosity of its Members, Leaders, Friends in 20 States plus China and Ghana. Connect with Rdevia on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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