Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, started out as places where black students could get a higher education, during a time when many other universities wouldn’t accept them.
A scholarship agency in Colorado is noticing a significant number of African-American students enrolling at HBCUs. Ben Ralston, the President of the Sachs Foundation, says this year they are awarding more than 2 million dollars in scholarships to 49 students across the state, and Na’Im Briggs is one of them. Briggs began high school, technically, when he was in middle school, earning credits throughout until he enrolled at Colorado Springs Early College.
Briggs, who has a 4.6 GPA, now has his sights set on Howard University.
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