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Three Southern University System students chosen as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education

Recently, The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced the names of 63 students who have been selected as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition. Oscar McClain, Brianna Golden, and Jimmie Herring were selected to represent the Southern University System. 

Competitiveness Scholars are recognized for successfully preparing to compete for top opportunities that improve long-term outcomes. In the course of their one-year term, the scholars will learn and share proven and promising practices that support individual and HBCU competitiveness, with the goal of strengthening prospects for career and life success.

Competitiveness Scholars will assemble September 16-18 at the 2018 National HBCU Week Conference held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, in Washington, D.C. During this national convening – the theme of which is HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America's Priorities – they will participate in workshops designed to improve leadership, encourage ongoing personal and professional development and discover areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

For more information on this initiative, please visit this site