The Scholarship Academy was recently named a semi-finalist for Echoing Green’s Black Male Achievement Fellowship!
This week The Scholarship Academy was informed that our organization was named a Semifinalist for the 2012 Open Society Fellowship for Black Male Achievement, powered by Echoing Green. Our “I Am College Material! Project was selected out of 1,220 applications to progress towards this $70,000 fellowship opportunity. The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have established a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new and innovative organizations in the field of black male achievement.The Fellowship will include start-up capital and technical assistance over 18 months to help new leaders launch and build their organizations; access to technical support and pro bono partnerships; and a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders. We are so incredibly excited to be considered for this initiative. We’re on to something pretty amazing in 2012!