At one time tuition could be paid through a grant and possibly one loan. Not anymore. Many young African American women and women of color are being left out of higher education due to increased tuition, housing and boarding fees.
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 2009 and 2010, black women earned 68 percent of all associate degrees awarded to black students, as well as 66 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 71 percent of master’s degrees and 65 percent of all doctorates awarded to black students. Numbers are reducing because of financial strains.
What Are The Needs?
The average college education for 4 years in the 2017 - 2018 school year, public, in state status was $20,770 and $46,950 for nonprofit private schools this is including tuitions, fees and room and board according to ValuePenguin. (#vacation #dream #summer) . In the 1980's a Pell Grant could cover a students entire tuition and board at a public college, however today the Pell Grant covers 17% of average public tuition and fees and 12% of average tuition, fees, room and board at private nonprofit four year colleges and universities.
The Black Girls Are Beautiful Movement, Inc realizes that many determined, smart, creative young women of color will not have the resources to attend college, unless they receive outside assistance. Join our movement today and become a part of a sisterhood that is committed to providing scholarships for them so that they can reach their fullest potential.