Megan Thee Stallion launches her own scholarship fund for women of color pursuing higher education

Megan Thee Stallion has launched her own scholarship fund that celebrates women of color who are pursuing a college education or postgraduate degree.

The Savage hitmaker joined forces with Amazon Music to award two $10,000 scholarships as part of her Don’t Stop Scholarship Fund, which is named after her latest single, Don’t Stop, featuring Young Thug.  

And it turns out the rapper and musician has been working toward a health care administration degree at Texas Southern University, all while she’s been topping the charts over the last year-and-a-half.   

Giving back: Megan Thee Stallion, 25, has launched her own scholarship fund for women of color pursuing higher education

‘COLLEGE HOTTIES LISTEN UP BECAUSE THIS ONE IS FOR YOU ‼️‼️‼️ I AM GIVING AWAY TWO 10,000 DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO WOMEN OF COLOR PURSUING A DEGREE IN ANY FIELD OF STUDY IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD,’ she wrote on Instagram in the

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California Primary Care Association and Capital Impact Partners Launch $25 Million COVID Response Loan Fund for Community Health Centers | News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — California’s community health centers (CHCs) are facing significant lost revenue as a result of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, CHCs are incurring unforeseen costs to implement technology for virtual health consultations. The impacts of the pandemic have been further exacerbated for many CHCs by the wildfires plaguing the state.

To bridge this cash flow gap, the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and Capital Impact Partners have launched the $25 million CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund to provide flexible financing for CHCs. Fund investors include the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group.

It is a vital need, as CHCs not only serve one-in-six Californians, but also a predominate number of patients who fall below the federal poverty level.  California CHCs

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California Primary Care Association and Capital Impact Partners Launch $25 Million COVID Response Loan Fund for Community Health Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — California’s community health centers (CHCs) are facing significant lost revenue as a result of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, CHCs are incurring unforeseen costs to implement technology for virtual health consultations. The impacts of the pandemic have been further exacerbated for many CHCs by the wildfires plaguing the state.

To bridge this cash flow gap, the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and Capital Impact Partners have launched the $25 million CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund to provide flexible financing for CHCs. Fund investors include the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group.

It is a vital need, as CHCs not only serve one-in-six Californians, but also a predominate number of patients who fall below the federal poverty level.  California CHCs

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Fletcher Fund launches to support students from underserved communities in pursuing higher education

Fletcher Fund launches to support students from underserved communities in pursuing higher education

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Funders Christian Fletcher and Amber Fletcher seek to break cycle of inequality through education

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Fletcher Fund for Equality and Education announced today it will begin accepting applications in the coming months from exceptional students from underserved communities as they pursue opportunities in higher education. The fund will provide scholarships, mentorships, and other critical support to each selected student. The goal is to break down potential barriers preventing them from pursuing higher education at the top colleges and universities their achievements deserve.

The Fletcher Fund seeks to the break cycle of inequality experienced by the underserved through education.

The fund will initially focus on high schools in Mobile, Alabama, the hometown of founders Christian and Amber Fletcher, who both came from working

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Fontbonne University receives $1.25M grant to fund deaf education, speech-language students

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, part of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded Fontbonne University a $1.25 million grant to fund deaf education and speech-language pathology scholars.



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The five-year grant, made to Fontbonne’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education (CDDE), will support 32 scholars seeking a master’s degree in early intervention in deaf education or speech-language pathology, officials said. Students who receive this funding will enter a six-semester evidence-based program to help prepare them to become skilled speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf through an interdisciplinary approach, the university said.

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“Fontbonne has a long history of implementing a high-quality interprofessional personnel preparation program,” Jenna Voss, assistant professor and associate dean of Fontbonne’s College of Education and Allied Health Professions and CDDE’s graduate deaf education program director, said in a statement. “Our speech-language pathology and deaf education

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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020:  The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund for Refugee Education, was launched by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in April 2020 to ensure vulnerable populations are able to continue their learning without interruption. This partnership with Discovery Education will help fill the educational gaps that have emerged because of the COVID -19 crisis. This program will reach 5,000 at-risk students in addition to over 17,500 students already being helped by REF in Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE.

As part of the partnership with the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, and for the first time ever, Discovery Education will collaborate with

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Dubai’s Refugee Education Fund launches new programme to educate 5,000 refugee children in Lebanon

The scheme will provide access to digital learning resources aligned to the Lebanese curriculum for students in Grade 8 to 12.
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Dubai: Around 5,000 refugee children in Lebanon, whose education is at risk, will get access to online learning under a new partnership between Dubai-based The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) and digital platform Discovery Education.

‘The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair COVID-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund for Refugee Education’ was launched by Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in April to ensure vulnerable populations are able to continue their learning without interruption. The partnership with Discovery Education will help fill the educational gaps that have emerged because of the pandemic. This programme will reach 5,000 at-risk students in addition to over 17,500 students already being helped by REF in Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE.

As part of the partnership with REF, and for the first time

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Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, on the Battle Over RBG’s Seat and Making Every Vote Count

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense And Education Fund, Inc. Credit – Andre Chung—The Washington Post/Getty Images

(Miss this week’s The Leadership Brief? This interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, Sept. 27; to receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.)

With the President and Attorney General waging an unceasing disinformation campaign to undermine public confidence in the presidential election, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), is bracing for post–Nov. 3 battle. In an earlier stint at the LDF, one of the nation’s premier civil rights organizations, Ifill specialized in litigating voting-rights cases. After leaving to teach law and write books, she returned in 2013, as the first female director to head the organization founded by Thurgood Marshall in 1940. (The LDF became

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Disbanded Billionaire Education Fund Takes a Reputation Down with It – Non Profit News

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NPQ would love to stop writing about failed partnerships between public schools and billionaires, but they keep getting started and running aground as fast as their benefactors pillage the economy.

One such failure is the Partnership for Connecticut, funded for $100 million by hedge fund billionaires Ray and Barbara Dalio to be matched by the state. The partnership closed up shop three months ago after spending less than a year in existence, but still it had time to become embroiled in a controversy around the leadership of one Mary Ann Schmitt-Carey, whose tenure lasted just two months. She claims her reputation was dragged through the mud after Ray Dalio realized she did not wish to be dictated to.

Her lawyer says she refused to simply be used as a rubber stamp when she was the one with the education experience.

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Walmart agrees to back Trump’s TikTok “education fund”

Walmart has agreed to back an education fund as part of a deal between the retailer and Oracle to partner with Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok, according to a source familiar with the matter.



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The financial contribution will come from the new company, which is to be called TikTok Global, that emerges from the unusual transaction. The arrangement will allow the app to continue operating in the U.S. after the Trump administration threatened to ban it over national security concerns. Yet to be decided is how large of a contribution Walmart and Oracle would sign off on to the fund and how it would be used. 

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Walmart and Oracle are looking to take a stake of up to 20% of TikTok Global. TikTok’s current owner, Beijing-based ByteDance, and possibly its investors, would

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