Hip Hop Sisters Foundation CEO/Founder MC Lyte, advisory board members Melanie Fiona and Russell Simmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Damon A. Williams, HHSF President Lynn Richardson, and Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) co-founder Sabrina Thompson announced at Russell Simmons’ New York City headquarters on September 6, 2012 a new $100,000 hip-hop scholarship partnership that will enable one college-bound student to pursue a bachelor’s degree from one of the world’s top academic institutions – the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For years, I’ve dreamed of having the ability to help our community and now finally, the day has arrived. HHSF is about changing lives and truly encouraging several generations that have been and are influenced by hip-hop culture.
It is my life’s mission to see those who believe, actually see their dreams come to fruition. Helping the younger generation see their strengths and potential is what my goals are for this foundation. This scholarship partnership with UW-Madison is just the beginning for what HHSF has in store.
Please visit hiphopsisters.org and click on the Scholarship tab for more details. The application deadline is October 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced by MC Lyte and HHSF in collaboration with this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.
HIP HOP SISTERS ENCOURAGE ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THERE ARE NO EXTENSIONS TO THE OCTOBER 1ST DEADLINE.