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Thank you for your continued support of the H.O.P.E. Blog. We are preparing to go on holiday break for the month of December and will resume posting on January 6th. During the break we will switch platforms for the blog and implement an additional change or two which we will share with you at the beginning of the year. We aren’t gone yet, check back with us next week to hear about our newest scholarship recipient.

Take a moment to read or re-read YOUR favorite blog posts of 2013.

College Students and Mental Illness

“I promise…I’m not crazy”. Those were the words that left my mouth as tears flowed down my face and people entered my E CR room. I had suffered an emotional breakdown. It was a culmination of traumatic events: the disappointment of not graduating on time, the pressure of juggling 21 credits, involvement in multiple campus organizations, and a part time job led to the moment that would change my life forever. Continue reading…

HU! You Know! Why HBCUs Are Still Relevant

Our society does this constantly as we slowly strip our education system of its humanity by manufacturing employees instead of cultivating talent.  We treat students as identification numbers with scores and letters attached instead of actual human beings with unique circumstances, experiences, talents and interests, then wonder why our country is falling behind in education. Continue reading…

Spending Your Scholarship Money Wisely

Scholarships aren’texactly free money –they require effort to find and actually apply — however, outside of your parent’s checkbook they’re as close as you’ll get. Continue reading…

From the Co-Founders Corner: HBCU Pride Does Not Pay HBCU Bills

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative wasn’t created to exist in isolation. The H.O.P.E. Scholarship was designed to be a template for HBCU alumni interested in leveraging their time, money and talent to empower their Alma maters. Continue reading…

The 10 Freshmen Commandments

Everyone who wants to be successful follows or creates a guide to reach that success. Reaching success in college– doing well academically, graduating on time and setting oneself up for prime career options– is no different. Students who enjoy great college careers have fun outside the classroom while creating and following a solid guide for academic and social success. Continue reading…

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