February is a short month, but it's jam-packed with celebrations. I'm not just talking about Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras. February is Black History Month, a reminder that long before President Obama took office, African Americans were doing some pretty amazing things. Black History Month is a great opportunity to learn about and commemorate important people and events that often go overlooked in American history. It's also a great time to seek out new scholarship opportunities.
Several local scholarships have Black History Month themes, and we've featured a small sampling of them on our Black History Month Scholarships resource page.
If you're an African American student looking to make your own contribution to Black history, and history in general, a great place to start is with our list of African American scholarships. After all, there's nothing like a college education to help you achieve your goals and change the world.
In addition to raising awareness of the important roles African Americans have played throughout American history, two of the major goals of Black History Month are combating injustice and promoting equality--after all, its original dates were chosen to celebrate two key players in the early civil rights movement, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Students who have taken part in efforts with similar goals may want to take some time this month to commemorate their own achievements by applying for community service scholarships.
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