MC Lyte/First Wave $100,000 Scholarship Award Recipient
Hip Hop Sisters Foundation (HHSF) CEO/Founder MC Lyte, Advisory Board Members Russell Simmons, Melanie Fiona, and Salt, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Damon A. Williams, and HHSF President Lynn Richardson are pleased to announce a new $100,000 hip-hop scholarship partnership that will enable one college-bound student to pursue a bachelor's degree from one of the world's top academic institutions – the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A press conference and reception will take place at Rush Communications on Thursday September 6 th 2012 at Noon EST to announce the scholarship. The recipient will hold a slot in the country's only higher education program to incorporate hip-hop artistry at the college level. Freshman who plan to enroll in college in the Fall of 2013 are invited to apply for the MC Lyte / UW Madison $100,000 First Wave Scholarship Presented by Hip Hop Sisters Foundation at www.hiphopsisters.org . The application deadline is October 1, 2012 and the winner will be announced by MC Lyte and HHSF in collaboration with this year's Soul Train Music Awards.