Our Authors Study Club Opens Call for 2024 Scholarships and Awards with June 30 Deadline for Applications

OASC opens 2024 call for entering freshmen scholarship applications and inaugural graduate applications for the Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber Scholarship Award

(EZ Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Our Authors Study Club, an organization dedicated to making the world more aware, connected, and invested in the African American and African diaspora experience, has announced the call for its 2024 entering freshmen scholarship applications and inaugural graduate applications for the Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber Scholarship Award. The deadline to apply for both is midnight on June 30, 2024.
High school seniors from Southern California accepted to a college or university and entering during the fall of 2024 are eligible to apply. A combination of GPA, awards, community service essay and interview will be considered in the selection process. It is imperative that the applicants complete all information and submit it before or by the deadline. Complete information and the application can be found online at www.oasc.org/scholarship-information
OASC also revealed the naming of the new graduate “Mokjaetji” (meaning illuminate) Scholarship Award in memoriam of lifetime member Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber, vice president and scholarship chair. This award celebrates Dr. Humber's lifelong love for history, learning, and exploration. As the first graduate to receive scholarship support from OASC many years ago, she spoke frequently about the experience and how it influenced her passion to support students during her career serving as scholarship chair to the very end. The award is a fitting tribute to remember Dr. Humber and her contributions, and all graduate-level are eligible to apply.
As a crucial component of its mission, OASC plans to continue to offer scholarships in honor of its fundamental belief in the importance of promoting access to education for Black Americans and to provide resources for students to attain their educational goals and amplify their impact on society. 
According to Paqueta Davis, Scholarship Chair/Treasurer of Our Authors Study Club, "Our scholarships continue to demonstrate the commitment of Our Authors Study Club. By recognizing the legacy of Dr. Humber, we spotlight a prominent modern Black history figure and highlights the importance of investing in the education and future of young scholars from the African American community. It is a testament to our commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders." 
As OASC looks to take on new students, the club is proud to congratulate two of their scholars who have recently graduated:

  • Camryn Burns, OASC / Mordena Moore Scholar from UCLA, majoring in education and public affairs
  • George W. Hamilton, III, OASC / Dr. Dolores Nehemiah Scholar and a recent graduate of Howard University's Cathy Hughes School of Communication with a degree in journalism and a minor in economics.

George plans to work in the sports and entertainment industry and co-founded a basketball website and podcast in college titled the "Four Out, One In", which has become a website for all things entertainment. As George puts it, "I am heavily involved in my community because my parents taught me at a young age that if I help others who are less fortunate than I am, then God will bless me in the future. A goal that I have prided myself on is before I die, I want to make the world a better place for the next generation of Black people." 
In the future, Our Authors Study Club plans to expand its scholarship program and continue to create opportunities for students to pursue their academic goals and make a positive impact on society.

About Our Authors Study Club

Located in Los Angeles, Our Authors Study Club is a community of dedicated individuals who are passionate about Black history: past, present, and future. Our mission is to promote awareness, connection, and investment in the African American and African diaspora experience by providing opportunities for everyone to engage with our history through culture, scholarship, technology, and research. We foster meaningful conversations around the African and African American experience that inspire new books, films, artistic expressions, music, podcasts, blogs, and social interactions across diverse communities.

OASC is committed to preserving our heritage and legacy, which has often been underrepresented in mainstream history, literature, and media. We strive to ensure that libraries, museums, schools, and media that participate in institutionalized bias do not ignore Black lives. We believe that Black history is not just a part of American history, but it is American history. We take pride in recognizing, amplifying, and honoring the contributions of Black Americans.

For more information, visit https://oascla.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OurAuthorsStudyClub.

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