Propel Center Announces $1,000,000 in Scholarships


ATLANTE, February 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Propel Center, HBCU’s global technology and learning hub dedicated to leveling the playing field and opening bigger doors for HBCU students, today announced the launch of its scholarships. Propel Student Impact studies, with support from Apple and Southern Company. The new scholarship program, for HBCU students who want to pursue careers in entrepreneurship, arts and entertainment, agri-tech, social justice, and health care, is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates.

Propel Center will donate a total of 100 $10,000 scholarships to the winners, an investment the Center believes will help transform the country’s talent pool and workforce. Student Impact Scholarship winners will also have the unique opportunity to participate in work-based learning opportunities with Propel Center partner companies.

“At Propel, we are committed to not only creating the ultimate black talent pool, but also to supporting and sustaining the ever-evolving global and diverse workforce experience,” said Dr. Charles J. Gibbs, president of the Propel Center HBCU consortium. “I am honored and humbled that through this one-of-a-kind scholarship program, and true to our mission, we are also able to open wider career paths for our so deserving HBCU students,” continues -he.

“At Apple, we believe education is a powerful force for equity, and we’re excited to help create new opportunities for HBCU students to lead the way in their academic and professional endeavours,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives. “All students should have access to pursuing their lifelong dreams, and this scholarship program will provide a solid foundation for the next generation as they lead us into a bold and innovative future.”

“We are proud to help open greater doors of opportunity for HBCU students,” said Chris Womack, chairman and CEO of Georgia Power. “We need to equip students with the support and resources they need today so they can be the agents of change we need tomorrow.”

To apply for the Propel Student Impact Scholarships 2022, students must complete an online application and can also submit a self-created video or infographic outlining how their interest in entrepreneurship, arts and entertainment, agri-tech, social justice or health aligns with the Propel Center’s mission.

Applicants are encouraged to share their video or infographic submission on a social media platform and tag Propel Center. All submitted videos should also be shared via Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube, while infographics should be shared on the contestant’s Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter channels.

When posting their video or infographic, each student-applicant must also upload a copy of their post with their application. To apply or learn more, interested students can visit the Propel Center website at: the the application period is open now, and all submissions are due by March 14, 2022. Scholarship winners will be announced on March 23, 2022.

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About the Propel Center
Supported by founding partners Apple and Southern Company, the Propel Center is a one-of-a-kind center of innovation and learning for the entire HBCU community that will serve as a catalytic epicenter of learning, providing students with the knowledge, skills, tools and resources needed to transform the nation’s talent pool and workforce. Through a robust virtual platform, on-campus activities at partner institutions, and a physical campus located in the University Center of Atlanta, Propel will bring innovative programs and unparalleled leadership opportunities to produce the next generation of leaders. black.


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