McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Movement continues to enhance the education of Black students seeking higher education, recently partnering with Alani “La La” Anthony (Power) on its latest installment of the popular program.
The fast-food giant and actress, producer, and New York Times best-selling author are helping HBCU students secure money for college through its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program. The program is being distributed in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).
“I am honored to work alongside McDonald’s in our shared mission to help HBCU students receive the necessary funds to help achieve their dreams of going to college,” said La La in a written statement. “It’s so important to encourage our youth to dream big and, above all, believe in themselves. I look forward to watching these future leaders of our world and communities shine, achieve their goals, and reach their highest potential.”
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements (FAFSA not required):
1. Be enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior attending an HBCU during the 2021-2022 academic school year.
2. Have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
3. Demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.
4. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
You can head over to www.tmcf.org to apply by June 7 at 11:59 pm EST.
“As a person who went to an HBCU, I know the importance of education. I know the importance of HBCUs, where we can go to a college and experience things that are all for us, that represent who we are, and are representative of our culture. It’s so important,” Anthony told Blavity.
Anthony attended the famed HBCU Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she had hands-on experience working at the on-campus radio and television stations.
“I’m forever grateful for that and just wish that more people can have that same opportunity to experience what college does for you and how it changes you and prepares you for the real world,” she said.