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Deadline Sept 14 for Young Women with Purpose Project application

Students from 10 HBCUs eligible to enter for mentoring, internships

By Essence Warren, Managing Editor
On September 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (August 31, 2018) – Applications for The Young Women with Purpose Project, featuring five $2,000 scholarships and an all-expenses-paid weekend learning experience in New York, are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation in collaboration with Dark & Lovely, the project is open to full-time female juniors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better who expect to graduate in May 2020 from 10 HBCUs, including Dillard. Winners will be notified by Friday, Oct. 5.

From Oct. 5-12, winners will be assigned a mentor from the Dark & Lovely SoftSheen staff. SoftSheen staff will conduct tours at the participating universities, with winners notified of opportunities for involvement in the tours. Based on participation in the tours and mentor recommendations, five participants will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year and the week-long trip starting Friday, Oct. 18, with the chance to compete in a summer 2019 internship with L’Oreal.

Applicants for the online application will include a biography and photo. For more information and to apply, visit .

Other participating schools include Clark Atlanta, Florida A&M, Howard, Huston-Tillotson, North Carolina A&T, Savannah State, Spelman, Tennessee and University of Maryland Eastern Short.

The DJ’s foundation has other scholarships featured, including Denny’s “Hungry for a Scholarship”; Digital Careers; and others.

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