A full-tuition First Wave scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was named today for the legendary pioneer for women in hip-hop, MC Lyte.
The development results from a partnership involving the university’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), a unit in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation (HHSF), which was founded by Lyte.
The First Wave scholarship will be awarded to one student to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison.
Freshmen who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2013 are invited to apply online for the First Wave/MC Lyte $100,000 UW-Madison Scholarship Presented by Hip Hop Sisters Foundation.
The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced by Lyte and HHSF in collaboration with this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.