Welcome to the Black History Month Challenge!

Welcome to the Black History Month Challenge!

To understand what’s happening in our world today, we must reflect on what has happened in the past. The Black History Month Challenge provides a fun and interactive way to explore some of the lesser known stories about the Black experience in the US. We’ll also celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Black business titans and explore Black contributions to medicine. Let’s do this!


After completing the 30-minute course, you will have the opportunity to submit a short essay based on what you’ve learned and compete for one of three scholarships:

1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $6,000
3rd Place: $4,000

The Black History Month Challenge is designed for high school students in grades 9-12 and will be available through February 28, 2021. The scholarship essay contest is open to all students ages 13-18.

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to conversations and actions that move us towards a more equal and just tomorrow. Our goal is to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress through education and economic advancement. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Black History Month Challenge, and celebrate some of those “lesser-known” moments and facts in Black history, and to inspire enduring conversations about race and allyship among young people today.

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