According to Yahoo Entertainment, LaLa Anthony has high hopes that her 14-year-old son will choose to attend an HBCU for college.
In the interview, Anthony talks about her experience at Howard University and the importance of gaining an HBCU education. Anthony also speaks on conversations she has with her son Kiyan on choosing schools.
“I would definitely tell him, and he knows what a great experience I had at Howard and understands the importance of HBCUs, and if that’s the right fit for him with what he wants to do, I would support it,” Anthony said. “But I will definitely continue to let him know what an amazing experience I had and how I think it could be an amazing experience for him as well.”
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Anthony also mentions in the iHeart Radio podcast PEOPLE Every Day that her partnership with McDonald’s helps HBCU students secure money for college through its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program, also in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and McDonald’s are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),” according to the fund’s website.
Thirty-Three scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2021-2022 academic school year ($7,500 per semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.
According to Anthony, submissions are accepted until June 7th.