Hip Hop Scholarship Offers Higher Learning To Students

(Wisconsin)-The Soul Train Music Awards provided plenty of memories and conversation for most until the next award show. This year many high school students were particularly interested in watching the show in anticipation of the announcement for a hip hop scholarship.

Students, Miona Short of Chicago and Hiwot Adilow of Philadelphia were announced by The Hip Hop Sisters Network as the first recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s First Wave/MC Lyte Scholarship.

Hip-hop legend MC Lyte, founder and chair of the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, along with Lynn Richardson, president of the foundation, participated in the selection process.

Students from across the United States competed for a slot to win the first ever offered scholarships. Students first had to gain admission to UW-Madison through the first-year admissions process. Once accepted, they could then submit artistic samples to compete for the scholarship.

Short and Adilow will receive full full-tuition scholarships to help further develop their artistic abilities.

UW-Madison Announces First Wave/MC Lyte Scholarship Presented By Hip Hop Sisters Network

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.

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