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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announces New Scholarship
Southern University Law Center partner, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has teamed up with TikTok to present the 2019 TikTok | TMCF HBCU Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to creative HBCU students who display their school spirit in a TikTok video and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Select applicants will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000. Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded.
What Should Students Expect
After students create a video showing their HBCU school spirit using #HBCUProud + #contest in the caption they should expect the following:
Push notifications from TikTok or an email message from 11/14 -11/20
If students receive a notice from TikTok, they have 5 days to reply to the email. (They should check spam/junk folders to ensure they do not miss important emails about the scholarship).
Upon receiving their information, a representative from TMCF will contact the student with a release form for their permission to verify the following:
- Current enrollment as a full-time student at an HBCU
- Current grade point average of 2.8 or higher
- Demonstrate financial need for the 2019-2020 academic year
Don't forget: The TikTok video must have #HBCUProud + #contest to be eligible
All videos with captions #HBCUProud + #contest posted between October 10 – November 13th will be eligible to win. Click here to get started!
How to create a TikTok video
If you are new to TikTok, click this link to learn how to create an account, select music, create a video, and edit a video. You can also visit TikTok's support page here.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST. For official contest rules, please click here.