Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Star Grantmaking in the Works

The Education Dept. and White House are preparing for the next round of grantmaking for the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) All-Star Student Program, with the application expected soon.

This program recognizes current HBCU students for their dedication to academics, leadership and civic engagement. Nominees submit a nomination package containing a signed nomination form, unofficial transcripts, short essay, resume and endorsement letter. The package provides the tools necessary to select current HBCU students who are excelling academically and making differences in their community.

The winner will serve as ambassador of the White House Initiative on HBCUs by providing outreach opportunities and communications to their fellow students about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource. Through social media, personal and professional relationships with community-based organizations, students will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to realize their educational and career potential.

The program will provide an opportunity to participate in regional and national events, along with, web chats with initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.

ED is currently accepting comments on the proposed 2015 process through a Federal Register notice.

Contact: Sedika Franklin, 202/453-5630

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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