In 2012, five HBCU grads set out to shatter the perception that black alumni don’t give back to their alma maters. Lauren Legette, (Hampton '11), Alize Beal (Howard ’12), Brendan Francis (Howard '12), Roger Rojas (Morgan State ’01) and Anastasia Neely (Hampton ’12) founded the Puissance Scholarship, to aid in offsetting the cost of college tuition for high school seniors bound for an HBCU.
Scholarships are awarded through the generous monetary donations of fellow HBCU graduates and sponsors. Outside of the scholarship, the team develops programs to increase awareness about the benefits of HBCU for prospective students and to provide a network of support for the alumni they will become.
Puissance Scholarship Committee, inc.
Founded to aid in offsetting the cost of college tuition for high school seniors bound for an HBCU.
Call us! 646.403.6260
The HBCU Puissance Scholarship Committee Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. We appreciate your support of our cause.
Donations also can be sent through Venmo or PayPal. Our Venmo Profile is @HBCUPuissance
The 2020 Applications are open! Please see the below links for our NY and Newark Scholarships. Remember to check the deadlines and contact us with any questions!
AN ORGANIZATION YOU CAN TRUST
With the cost of tuition rising we have seen an increase in applicants each year. Donate today to support our goal of increasing the number of scholarships awarded to our many applicants!
The 2020 Applications will be available on January17, 2020. Click to learn more about the details of the scholarship and the qualifications.
Scholarship deadline is May 1st 2020
Meet the four young professionals dedicated to finically supporting students that aspire to attend a Historically Black College or University
Words From Our Scholars
"Thanks to the Puissance Scholarship and the HBCU Family at HBCU SpringComing 2016, I can achieve my dream of earning my degree at a Historically Black University. I can’t wait to move further towards my career and grow in my culture at Norfolk State University. Behold the green and gold!"
-Dominique Allen, Class of 2020
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Teaneck, NJ 07093
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