Beyonce and Jay-Z foundations, partnered with Tiffany & Co., award the scholarships to Central State University students
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper on November 18, 2022 |
Following the launch of the ABOUT LOVE Scholarship Program created by Tiffany & Co. in partnership with BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation in 2021, Central State University was identified as one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) awarded $2M in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields through 2024. The 2022-2023 About Love Scholarship has been awarded to 60 HBCU scholars including nine Central State University students: Tyunna Ansley, Levar Brown, Morgan Harper-Sanders, Carlynn Jones, Makenna Taylor, Richard Wright, Anareean Covington, Makayla Smith, and Carolyn Ross-Staples.
“We are appreciative of the support of BeyGOOD, the Shawn Carter Foundation, and Tiffany & Co.” said Dr. Jack Thomas, President, Central State University. “This opportunity is timely as our students come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds. These funds will have a tremendous effect on who we recruit and our students’ success as they move on to graduate and professional schools and into their careers.”
HBCUs have served as an integral part of Black culture for over 150 years and the Tiffany & Co. About Love Scholarship program expands access and opportunities for students within the very institutions that shape history, art and culture.
“Through our social impact platform, Tiffany Atrium, we have broadened access and exposure for HBCU students and diverse talents over the past several months. The relationships we are building under our Education Pillar strengthen our brand and surrounding communities which provide meaningful progress towards our goals,” said Mary Bellai, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Tiffany & Co., “The most exciting part is that this is only the beginning.”
To view the full list of this year’s scholarship recipients, please visit https://media.tiffany.com/is/content/Tiffa...
About Central State University: Central State University is a public HBCU and 1890 Land-Grant Institution with a 135-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research, and service. Central State ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges in five categories, including Best Undergraduate Engineering Program and Top Public Schools. The University fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a solid liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.
EEO Statement: Central State University, an 1890 Land Grant Institution, is committed to the full inclusion of all people and does not discriminate based on race, age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV / **** status, marital or family status, military status, national origin political beliefs, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (937) 376-6540. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.
About Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co., founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, is a global luxury jeweler synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence.
With more than 300 retail stores worldwide and a workforce of more than 14,000 employees,
Tiffany & Co. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories. Over 3,000 skilled artisans cut Tiffany diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s own workshops, realizing the brand’s commitment to superlative quality.
Tiffany & Co. has a long-standing commitment to conducting its business responsibly, sustaining the natural environment, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and positively impacting the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Tiffany & Co. and its commitment to sustainability, please visit tiffany.com.
Founded in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, BeyGOOD is a philanthropic initiative that is the extension of Beyoncé’s charitable heart. Through impactful dynamic partnerships, BeyGOOD’s mission is to set an example of giving back and paying it forward while empowering others to do the same with what they have in their own communities. To date BeyGOOD has been instrumental in programs that help in the areas of education, health, housing, water scarcity, disaster relief and more. The efforts are global, including South Africa, Haiti, Burundi, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. BeyGOOD is built on the belief that we are all in this together and each and every one of us can make a difference by giving back.
About The Shawn Carter Foundation
The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at postsecondary institutions. In doing so, the goal is to significantly increase the educational, social, and economic prospects of traditionally underserved students so they can fulfill their dreams and become positive contributors to the global community. Since the Foundation’s inception, over $17MM have supported initiatives to empower young adults and communities in need through the Foundation’s following programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Wealth Management, Scholar Support, and Community & Goodwill Programs.
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