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The Fidelity Bank Foundation and TOP (The Opportunity Project) Early Learning Centers have partnered to offer 27 early childhood education scholarships. The scholarships have been established to assist parents who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents or guardians of children ages 1 to 5 may qualify for a scholarship so their child can attend one of TOP’s three early childhood education centers’ full-day, year-round programs if they have been separated from their last job, laid off, terminated, or are currently unable to work due to no fault of their own for COVID-19 related reasons.

The scholarships cover full tuition for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m. Students are expected to follow all TOP policies, including attendance 85% or more of the time while enrolled. TOP will work with the parents during the 12 weeks to determine what other funding options may be available to them once the scholarship period ends.

Creme of Nature

Now Accepting Applications

for Scholarship Program

Creme of Nature announced its multi-tiered “Legacy to Leadership” Scholarship Fund for HBCU students. Beginning this year, students currently enrolled at an HBCU will compete for $100,000 in scholarships. The Fund will be administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

HBCU students are encouraged to visit the CremeOfNature.com/Legacy-Of-Leadership. There they can complete an application and upload a two-minute video describing how they are building their legacy brand, where they see themselves in the next 10 years and how they will give back to their community and impact future generations. Applications will be accepted through March 17. Twenty HBCU students will be selected in April to receive $5,000 scholarships and other prizes - including Creme of Nature products - to help with their financial educational needs.

Sallie Mae and Thurgood

Marshall College fundS Launch $3 Million Scholarship Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has announced a partnership with the Sallie Mae Fund to launch a new $3 million scholarship program for minority students and those from marginalized communities, including LGBTQ+, low-income, and first-generation college students.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program is slated to provide $1 million a year for the next three years with 900 students receiving scholarships. There are three specific scholarships.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree, professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at SallieMae.com/about/scholarship­-opportunities.

The Completing the Dream Scholarship: will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at risk of not completing due to financial emergencies or unpaid school bills. Students can apply now through March 8 at SallieMae.com/about/scholarship-opportunities.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students: Coming later this year, the Sallie Mae Fund will also offer (10) $10,000 scholarships to minority students and those from disadvantaged communities who are pursuing a graduate degree.

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