Inspired by the new Warner Bros series.All Americans: Homecoming” Warner Bros. Television The group has created a scholarship to support students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).
The studio collaborated with NAACP to develop a Warner Bros. Fellowship. Television Group’s “All American: Homecoming” Grand Slam Scholarship will award $ 100,000 in grants to 10 students ($ 10,000 per scholarship) who receive degrees at HBCU institutions throughout the United States.
“We are excited to work with the NAACP on the All American: Homecoming Scholarship, which will provide financial support to HBCU students as they pursue their dreams through education,” said Warner Bros. Channing Dangi. “And we are also pleased to note the dynamic portrayal of HBCU’s life on screen at Brynston University in this powerful new show from Nkechi Okoro Carroll and Berlanti Productions.”
“All Americans: Homecoming” is a spin-off of the critically acclaimed drama WBTV / The CW “All Americans”, which takes place against the backdrop of HBCU’s experience at the fictional University of Brinston. The series tells the story of Simone (Geoffrey Maya) when she leaves Beverly Hills and tries to start her tennis career at Atlanta College. Peyton Alex Smith, Kelly Janrett, Corey Hardrick, Sylvester Powell, Camille Hyde and Neta Walker.
“It was a dream to honor my family and friends who visited HBCU, reviving Brynston University. “All American: Homecoming is a celebration of the HBCU experience, a celebration of black youth, a celebration of our culture,” said Carol, executive producer and showrunner of Homecoming. “It’s great that Warner Bros. Television Group promotes this celebration and contributes to the pursuit of excellence by offering scholarships to real HBCU students. ”
The news of the scholarship was announced on Wednesday during the panel “All Americans: Homecoming”, organized by the Association of African American Film Critics (AAFCA). HBCU students can apply from early March. More information can be found on the NAACP website.
Speaking on behalf of the NAACP, the organization’s president and CEO Derrick Johnson added: “The partnership with Warner Bros. Television Group is a great illustration of how corporations can give and do their part for a fairer society. We know that these scholarships will be an invaluable resource for HBCU students interested in a career in entertainment. We look forward to continuing this type of cooperation in future endeavors. “
“All Americans: Homecoming” airs Mondays at 9pm on ET / 8pm CT on The CW.