HAMPTON, Va. (AURN News) — The iconic queen of hip hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, was set to grace Hampton University’s campus on Tuesday to award a deserving female student with the prestigious “Pepsi x Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman Scholarship.” The scholarship, totaling $60,000, will be disbursed over a two-year period.
Named in honor of the festival and summit hosted by Mary J. Blige, the scholarship aligns with the artist’s mission to celebrate and advocate for women. The HBCU, in a recent press release, highlighted the significance of the “Strength of a Woman” initiative in empowering and supporting the academic pursuits of female students.
To qualify, a female student had to meet specific eligibility criteria. A minimum 2.5 grade-point average is required, and recipients must be enrolled in programs related to business administration, marketing, arts, finance, or creative design at Hampton University.
Blige, a multi-talented artist with a music and acting career spanning decades, has not only made significant contributions to the music industry but continues to impact communities through initiatives like the “Strength of a Woman” scholarship. Her visit to Hampton University marks another milestone in her commitment to empowering the next generation of women leaders.
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