Propel Center To Distribute $1M In Scholarships To HBCU Students Thanks To Support From Apple

The Propel Center, the global HBCU technology and learning hub intended to level the playing field and open greater doors of opportunity for HBCU students, today announced the launch of its Propel Student Impact Scholarships, with support from Apple and Southern Company.

The new scholarship program, directed at HBCU students who are interested in pursuing careers in entrepreneurship, arts & entertainment, agri-tech, social justice, and health, is open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduates students alike.

Propel Center will donate a total of 100 $10,000 scholarship awards to the winners, an investment that the Center believes will help to transform the nation’s talent pipeline and workforce.

The Student Impact Scholarship winners will also have the unique opportunity to participate in work-based learning opportunities with Propel Center’s corporate partners.

“We at Propel are committed to not only building the ultimate Black talent pipeline but also to supporting and sustaining the ever-changing global and diverse workforce experience,” said Dr. Charles J. Gibbs, president of the Propel Center HBCU Consortium.

“I am honored and humbled that through this first-of-its-kind scholarship program, and true to our mission, we’re also able to open broader career pathways for our so richly deserving HBCU students,” he continues.

“At Apple, we believe education is a powerful force for equity, and we’re thrilled to help create new opportunities for HBCU students to blaze trails in their academic and professional pursuits,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

“All students should have access to pursue their life’s dreams, and this scholarship program will provide a strong foundation for the next generation as they lead us into a bold, innovative future.”

“We are proud to help open greater doors of opportunity for HBCU students,” said Chris Womack, chairman, and CEO of Georgia Power.

“We must equip students with the support and resources they need today so they can be the change agents we need tomorrow.”

To apply for the 2022 Propel Student Impact Scholarships, students must complete an online application and may also submit a self-created video or infographic describing how their interest in entrepreneurship, the arts, entertainment, agri-tech, social justice, or health aligns with the Propel Center’s mission.

Applicants are encouraged to share their video or infographic submission on a social media platform and tag Propel Center. All video submissions should also be shared via Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube, while infographics should be shared on the applicant’s Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter channels.

Upon posting their video or infographic, each student applicant must also upload a copy of their posting with their application.

To apply or find out more, interested students may visit the Propel Center website, at:

The application period is open now, and all submissions are due by March 14, 2022. The scholarship winners will be announced on March 23, 2022.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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