Providing HOPE for Financially Strapped HBCU Students

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

The HOPE Scholarship Team

Not everybody can afford a college education. There are those who excel in academics in high school but the lack of finances hinders them to pursue a lucrative degree from a reputable institution. But there’s still hope for those who want to finish college but don’t have the money to pay for tuition and other fees. Scholarships offered by non-profit organizations help disadvantaged but deserving students to finish college and obtain their desired degree. One of these is The H.O.P.E. Scholarship.

Who They Are

The HOPE ScholarshipH.O.P.E. stands for Helping Others Pursue Education and is the brainchild of Howard University alumni Michelle J. Nealy and Jeffrey Chance. They have this sincere desire to change the world by serving others. They founded The H.O.P.E. Scholarship, which is a non-profit organization that caters to students attending HBCUs or historically black colleges and universities. Being a member of the black community themselves, they believe that providing scholarships is a great way to help others like them, excel in their chosen profession. Together with the rest of their team: Teneasha Pierson, LaToya Archibald, Brandy Jackson, and Lashondra Booker make it possible for students to finish college.

What They Do

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving and qualified applicants. Their mission is to make quality education more affordable and attainable to those who deserve but can’t afford it. They conduct regular fundraising activities and tap alumni to donate money. They also acquire funds from corporate sponsorships and the black community. Online donations for The H.O.P.E. Scholarship are available through PayPal.

What Services Do They Provide?

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is not like other scholarships. They work hard to raise scholarship money for deserving students and in return, they expect them to pay it forward. This is why many of their alumni support the various activities of the organization and continue to donate money after graduating as a H.O.P.E. scholar. They raise funds and award $500 to $1000 to students who need it the most.

Michelle and Jeffrey value education so much and now that they’re professionals they make it their responsibility to help black students excel in their chosen fields. Even if it means working hard to earn scholarship money for others, they are still determined and committed to helping deserving students attending HBCUs. This is their way of contributing to the world and the rest of the black community.

If you think you have what it takes to be a H.O.P.E. scholar, or know someone who does don’t hesitate to contact the organization. You can also visit their site to get regular updates on scholarships and more.


 Images courtesy of The H.O.P.E. Scholarship

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