Art and culture are vital to human existence; they nourish us, remind us of our history and guide us toward our future, opening doors to possibility and innovation. Today, Bennett College is pleased to announce the ABOUT LOVE Scholarship recipients for 2022-2023. Funded by Tiffany & Co., BeyGood, and the Shawn Carter Foundation, the ABOUT LOVE Scholarship supports incoming and current students interested in pursuing degrees in creative fields, including visual arts, media, performance, design, history, and communications.
Our FIVE new 2022-2023 About Love Scholars are Sophomore: Makaela Reed; Junior: Jessica Parks and Seniors: Destini Boone, Ikirah Britt-Pena, and Mona Pinder.
Our FOUR continuing About Love Scholars for 2022-2023 are Kyresha Bowman '23; Gabrielle Crockett '23; Jaiyah-Shalon Aaliyah Gordon '24; and Francy Rawls '24.
Previous scholars are: Ndahye Aziz '22; Carmesha Blackmon '22; Zamora Bonner '22; Katiya Laster '22; Nzinga Muhammad '22; Mikayla Smith '22; and Michaelo Zeno '22
Bennett College President Suzanne Elise Walsh commends Tiffany & Co., BeyGood, and the Shawn Carter Foundation for investing in the academic pursuits of creative talent. In reference to the group of About Love Scholars, she adds, “Our About Love Scholars are creative space curators, vocalists, violinists, writers, photographers, designers, dancers, multimedia artists, podcasters and so much more. These young women are multitalented, multifaceted individuals.”
Congratulations to all of our About Love Scholars!
The Tiffany & Co. About Love Scholarship Program is an ongoing partnership with the Carters and a collaboration with BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation.
Meet our About Love Scholars
About Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co., founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, is a global luxury jeweler synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence.
With more than 300 retail stores worldwide and a workforce of more than 13,000 employees, Tiffany & Co. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories. Nearly 5,000 skilled artisans cut Tiffany diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s own workshops, realizing the brand’s commitment to superlative quality.
Tiffany & Co. has a long-standing commitment to conducting its business responsibly, sustaining the natural environment, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and positively impacting the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Tiffany & Co. and its commitment to sustainability, please visit tiffany.com.
Founded in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, BeyGOOD is a philanthropic initiative that is the extension of Beyoncé’s charitable heart. Through impactful dynamic partnerships, BeyGOOD’s mission is to set an example of giving back and paying it forward while empowering others to do the same with what they have in their own communities. To date BeyGOOD has been instrumental in programs that help in the areas of education, health, housing, water scarcity, disaster relief and more. The efforts are global, including South Africa, Haiti, Burundi, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. BeyGOOD is built on the belief that we are all in this together and each and every one of us can make a difference by giving back.
About The Shawn Carter Foundation
The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) was founded as a public charity in 2003 by Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at postsecondary institutions. In doing so, the goal is to significantly increase the educational, social, and economic prospects of traditionally underserved students so they can fulfill their dreams and become positive contributors to the global community. Since the Foundation’s inception, over $17MM have supported initiatives to empower young adults and communities in need through the Foundation’s following programs: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Wealth Management, Scholar Support, and Community & Goodwill Programs.