Mayor Errick D. Simmons announces that the BEN’S ORIGINAL™ U.S. SEAT AT THE TABLE™ Fund scholarship is now accepting applications for its second year of scholarships. The scholarship was developed in partnership with the National Urban League and the United Negro College Fund to support black students who aspire to build careers in food-related industries.
Last year, in the first year, Ben’s Original awarded the SEAT AT THE TABLE™ Fund scholarships to eight recipients from six states, all enrolled in four-year university programs. This year, they are hoping to award at least 20 students with scholarships.
The U.S. SEAT AT THE TABLE™ Fund scholarship will accept applications through May 2022. The scholarship will cover education-related expenses of up to $25,000 per scholarship, per year for Black high school seniors, Black college students, and Black adults seeking a food science or culinary arts certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree. The scholarship is renewable and need-based.
You may apply by scanning the QR code on the flyer or visiting https://scholarships.uncf.org/ToProgram/Seatatthetable