Latest Scholarships News

Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

Oct. 8, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college. Winfrey announced her plan Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, adding to the $12 million she gave to the all-male college in 1989. She was meeting with 47 students who benefit...

Gucci launches diversity US scholarship program

Oct. 7, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are "traditionally underrepresented" in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci's multi-pronged effort to boost diversity...

A look at top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 7, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

Top cases for the Supreme Court's new term

Oct. 5, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election. A look at some of the high-profile cases the court will hear in its term that begins Monday and runs through early summer...

SC's Clyburn remembers wife's steady influence on politics

Sep. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Before hundreds of friends, relatives and colleagues, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina on Monday remembered his late wife, Emily, as a steady influence on his political life from the outset. "A lot of members wonder why I act the way I do," Clyburn, the...

Leading Democrats gather for funeral of SC's Emily Clyburn

Sep. 22, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party's presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support of helping students attend the alma mater they shared....

4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn't enough

Sep. 19, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

For 61% of students, college costs more than they expected, according to a recent survey from College Ave Student Loans conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights. Yoselin Guzman, an 18-year-old UCLA freshman from Compton, California, can see why. "There's like little costs you don't even see," says Guzman,...

Pizza company increases gift to historically black college

Sep. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college. News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's offer of $20,000 fell through after Papa John's disgraced founder John Schnatter had announced he was making a $1 million donation to...

Tennessee band members wear T-shirt honoring bullied fan

Sep. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's marching band is jumping on the anti-bullying bandwagon. The band briefly wore a T-shirt based on a design by a boy who was teased at school over the design and then offered a scholarship at the university. On Thursday, Tennessee officials offered the...

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to bullied fan

Sep. 12, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the...