Summer is nearing an end and many students across the country will be heading to college for the first time. Northwestern Mutual will help nine students, who call Milwaukee home and received our inaugural HBCU Connection Scholarship, fund a portion of their education while also giving them a chance to build their resume.
The HBCU Connection Scholarship seeks to enrich the lives of students embarking on secondary education at historically black colleges and universities, with Northwestern Mutual pledging to invest more than $500K in scholarships over the next five years—aiding a total of 36 students. The inaugural cohort of nine recipients will receive $7,500 annually in both their freshman and sophomore years, followed by paid corporate internship opportunities the summer before their junior year and senior years respectively. Students will learn more about various career tracks and obtain hands-on experience, complimenting what they’re learning in the classroom. Ultimately, the internships will give them the foundation and business acumen to secure post graduate career opportunities, with qualifying students potentially eligible for full-time employment at Northwestern Mutual.
Without further ado, let’s introduce you to our nine standout scholars.