MC Lyte Gives $100,000 College Scholarship

If there’s one thing that we love, it’s when celebs put their money, where their mouth is. Recently, the Jasmine Brand attended the Hip Hop Sister Foundations’ (HHSF) sponsored education reception and press conference. At the event, HHSF unveiled the MC Lyte First Wave $100,000 Scholarship. The scholarship will allow a college bound student to pursue a bachelor’s degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, in multicultural hip hop studies. What’s more?
This is the only scholarship of its kind in the country. The scholarship application is open Sept. 1- Oct. 1st and the recipient will be announced in collaboration with the 2012 Soul Train Awards. MC Lyte explained:

“For years I’ve dreamed of having the ability to help our community and now finally the day has arrived. HHSF is about changing lives and truly encouraging several generations that have been and are influenced by hip-hop culture. It is my life’s mission to see those who believe, actually see their dreams come to fruition. Helping the younger generation see their strengths and potential is what my goals are for this foundation. This scholarship partnership with UW-Madison is just the beginning for what HHSF has in store.”


In attendance were Board Member Melanie Fiona, Sigma Gamma Rho representatives, MC Lyte is an honorary member of, Sabrina Thompson, WEEN members and other supporters.
-Keeyah Johnson