Big Sean is giving back to the community by donating $100,000 in scholarships to HBCU students.
The Detroit rapper teamed up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Ally’s Moguls in the Making. The TMCF and Ally’s held a competition where 60 students were selected for their pitches involving “solutions to socioeconomic challenges in underserved communities.”
“After being involved with the development and launch of Moguls in the Making four years ago. I’m grateful that we’re bringing it back and continuing to give HBCU students the opportunity to see how their business ideas can come to life,” Sean said. “I’m so proud of the work TMCF, Ally and the Sean Anderson Foundation have done to empower Black students and the next generation of leaders.”
The 60 scholarship winners came from Morehouse College and Morgan State University. The students were chosen from 15 teams made up of four students each. The students created business plans to help improve the Charlotte community.
In addition, each student was offered summer internships with Ally and the winning team received an extra $20,000 cash prize.
In 2019, the rapper’s Sean Anderson Foundation partnered with Ally to launch their first entrepreneurial competition.
“I also was trying to figure out a way to work with HBCUs,” Sean added. “So many of my family members and so many beautiful people that I know have gone to HBCUs. I’m like, okay, we can never downplay or overlook HBCUs. Because they are creating the leaders of tomorrow for real and they are Black. You know all things aside we got to always show love to the HBCUs.”
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— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 30, 2022