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Hello, my name is king scholarship


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The Hello My Name is King Scholarship provides support to young Black men who aspire to attend a college or university. The award supports any student expense after proof of acceptance has been reviewed. While the majority of monetary awards require applicants to hold a minimum 3.0 GPA, the Hello My Name is King Scholarship welcomes students who have at least a 2.8 GPA. Wherein, we provide support to an overlooked group.

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FIVE Reasons to Support the

Hello My Name is King

Scholarship Program:


  • African-Americans who do not attain a college degree are three times as likely to be unemployed than their college educated peers.

  • Black males have the lowest college enrollment rate when compared to Black women and White males.

  • Black college students rely more on student loans to pay for college than do other racial groups.

  • Lack of funding support is cited as the number one reason high school students do not consider higher education after graduation.

  • “High school graduation may have once been a finish line, but today it is just a beginning,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan.




The scholarship is open to African-American high school males who possess a minimum 2.8 GPA. To apply for the scholarship send a 300-500-word essay to that answers the following prompt.  The essay submission should be properly structured, possess a clear vision, minimum grammatical errors, and highlight the applicant’s strengths. The winner(s) will be determined based on quality of the essay, and GPA. Essay Question: If you were given all the power in the world and could rule as King for one day, explain how you would reform at least one of the following: education, media, or the judicial system. 

Previous Recipients

2016 Recipients

2016 recipient of the hello my name is king  elvis kahoro

Elvis Kahoro

Elvis Kahoro attends Pomona College in Claremont, CA as the first in his family to enroll in a post­secondary institution. Kahoro graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School with a 4.27 GPA. Elvis not only completed 11 advanced placement courses, but also completed over 900 hours in community service. His teachers describe him as a role model and servant leader who is always positive and humble. When asked how he would change the world if King for the day he said, "I would go back to Kenya, the place where I'm from and invest in education, infrastructure, urbanization and industrialization. Also eliminating any national debt in the process."

2016 recipient of the hello my name is king scholarship ashlee sewell

Ashlee Sewell


Ashlee Sewell is enrolled in the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Sewell is known in his community as a leader, team player, and for his exceptional wit. Ashlee has received numerous awards, including being a Business Professional of America inductee and Posse Foundation nominee. He also served as the Student Government Treasurer and volunteered for many organizations, among the many were Brother 2 Brother. If King for the day, Ashlee pledges to "to help students learn practical life skills that they can apply immediately." Ashlee aspires to reform the U.S. education system, by ensuring that rising Kings are not only prepared academically, but developmentally to take on the world.

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