Strada Scholars are changemakers who aim to make significant contributions on campus, within the community, and in their future careers.
Strada Scholars are part of a nationwide cohort of select students who will receive:
A renewable annual scholarship.
Financial support to defray the costs of participating in work-based learning experiences.
Participation in a nationwide cohort and convenings to build social capital through peer and professional networking and mentoring.
Connections to various graduate school and career options to increase postgraduate success.
The Strada HBCU Initiative’s first offering, Strada Scholars, is available to all HBCUs. It launches in the 2021-22 academic year with more than two dozen inaugural institutions that select up to three students each to participate in the leadership development experience. HBCU chancellors and presidents select Strada Scholars from the pool of students currently participating in honors-based campus programs. Instead of creating new programs to implement Strada Scholars on campus, Strada works to incorporate its work into the existing institutional structure, amplifying the work an HBCU already is doing.
Partnering with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.
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$25 million grant from Strada Education Network taps the collective experience and insights of HBCU leaders to scale experiential learning and leadership development within the college experience
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Strada Education Network has awarded grants to five institutions whose aims align with Strada’s mission of “Completion With a Purpose.”