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Black Art Matters $500 Scholarship

Check out this post for an update on the scholarship.  The deadline for this year’s scholarship is December 1, 2016.  Next semesters scholarship submissions will be accepted starting December 2, 2016.  Good luck!

At EmpireBBK, we value education and those in need.  School is expensive and it can be extremely difficult for families to make ends meet.  The current state of our economy is forcing institutions to limit their generosity in scholarships, so the average student takes on more debt than the generation before.

African American Scholarship
African American Scholarship
In an effort to make things easier for students, we are pleased to be offering a $500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or plan on attending college or graduate school.

Essay Topic

  • In order to apply, applicants must submit a 400+ word essay on the following topic:
    • How has the Empire TV show contributed to today’s society? Analyze a painting by Kehinde Wiley and explain its significance.  Finally, what will you do to improve the African American art community? 
  • The essay must be typed and include a bibliography.
  • Out of the pool of applicants, we will select five finalists.  We will then post the five finalists’ essays on the site.
  • The essay can be sent via email:
  • Deadline for entries: The last day of September, the scholarship is offered once a year

Tell A Friend To Tell A Friend

Not enough African American students apply for scholarships.  Companies around the world donate money for scholarships to blacks, but a large amount of the money is returned because of a lack of awareness.
Please share this information with your family and friends.  If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, these funds can be very useful.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More