Congratulations, seniors! You’ve worked hard to get accepted into college and are one step closer to achieving your dreams. However, you may have noticed that the cost of college can be a significant burden, especially for students from underrepresented communities. Did you know that Black and African American college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more in student loan debt than White college graduates? That staggering statistic highlights the need for financial assistance to help students bridge the gap. To help address this issue, we’re hosting a College and Scholarship Working Session.
The Education Equalizer Foundation, an organization dedicated to preparing students for college, is proud to announce that Mauriana Garner has joined its Board of Directors. Mauriana, class of 2023, has been accepted into several prestigious universities, including Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters University, Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College, Florida Memorial University, and Shaw University. However, she has decided to attend Tallahassee Community College on a full-ride Bright Future Scholarship and then transfer to Florida State University, where she plans to become a nurse practitioner.
The Education Equalizer Foundation has a thrilling scholarship opportunity for you! We’re awarding one deserving student with a $1000 scholarship for showcasing their expertise on the Education Equalizer Foundation and providing valuable college preparation tips.
On April 20th, 2023, our community came together to participate in the annual Amazing Give Day. We are thrilled to announce that it was a tremendous success. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we raised a total of $5,470.00 to support our important work in the community.
We’re counting down the days to April 20th and The Amazing Give. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us.
As the deadline for the Education Equalizer Foundation Million-Dollar Scholar Brunch approaches, we want to remind the Gainesville community about this significant event. This brunch is a celebration of academic excellence, an opportunity to recognize our future leaders, and a chance for us to come together as a community.
Tickets for the event are $40.00, and there are only 10 tickets left. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, April 26. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates academic excellence, inspires and motivates, and brings our community together. By attending the Million-Dollar Scholar Brunch, you will be supporting the Education Equalizer Foundation’s mission and contributing to a more equitable future for all students.
As we approach the Amazing Give campaign, we want to share the inspiring stories of two of our students who have benefitted greatly from our organization’s guidance and support.
We are excited to announce that Asley and Jose from Noble Sheep will be the keynote speakers for the upcoming Million Dollar Scholar Brunch on April 29 at 11a at Greater Bethel AME Church.
The Akwaaba Freedom School in Gainesville, Florida is a remarkable institution led by two exceptional University of Florida scholars, Dr. Taryrn T.C. Brown and Dr. Chonika Coleman-King. The school provides culturally responsive education to Black children, drawing from the traditions of the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom Schools of the 1960s. The leaders of this school are committed to advancing equity-centered educational initiatives, and their work is rooted in Black girlhood studies, Black feminist thought, and critical qualitative methodologies.
During the UF College of Medicine’s annual Celebration of Diversity Week, faculty, students, staff and community members gathered to acknowledge the strides the college has made toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and to hold discussions about how the college can improve.