HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton University has been selected for a new scholarship program from R&B legend Mary J. Blige.

The singer has established the Strength of a Woman Scholarship for current female college sophomores at Hampton University.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Be a current college sophomore undergraduate at Hampton University
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at Hampton University for the entire 2024 – 2025 academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Pepsico employees and children of Pepsico employees are ineligible.
  • Be pursuing one of the following degrees: Business Administration, Marketing, Arts, Finance, Creative Design

Recipients of the scholarship will receive a $30,000 award.

The award is renewable up to one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, because of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment in an eligible major at Hampton University.

To lean more about the scholarship click here.