HBCU All- Star Students Program

75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.  Currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs, the All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation.

“Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness,” said George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCUs.  “It is a privilege to announce these 75 students who have demonstrated a commitment to both their own academic achievement and making a difference in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as partners in advancing President Obama’s college completion goal.”  Over the course of the next year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative by provide outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource.   Through social media and their relationships with community-based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.   In addition, the 45 female and 30 male All-Stars will participate in regional events and web chats with Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the WHIHBCUs, other Initiative staff and professionals from a wide range of disciplines.  They will also have opportunities to engage with other scholars to showcase individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.

More information about the activities of the 75 HBCU All-Stars will be provided in the coming months as they carry out their role as ambassadors of the White House Initiative on Historically Black colleges and Universities.

View the full press release here.

Meet the All-Stars, view the the 2014 HBCU All-Star Profiles here: 

2014 HBCU All- Star Profile Booklet 

ASPiRE All-Star Video

Nominate yourself as an 2015 HBCU ALL-STAR!

TIMELINE (Note: these dates are tentatively set, and will change.)

Nomination Period: December 9, 2014- January 9, 2015

Selection Period: January 13, 2015- January 31, 2015

Notifications: No later than February 7, 2015

ELIGIBILITY AND RULES

1. Nominee must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).  [View HBCU Listing by State]

2. Only completed applications will be considered. This includes signed nomination form, unofficial transcripts, short essay, resume and endorsement.

3. Submissions entered past the due date will not be acknowledged.

For more information regarding the HBCU All-Star Student program contact: oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov