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Black Girl 44 Scholarship

The Black Girl 44 Scholarship was created by former Obama White House alum Deesha Dyer and includes contributions from more than 55 Black / African-American women who worked in the Obama White House. This private and independent initiative will award three $1,500 scholarships to Black/African-American women college students who have earned a Washington, D.C. internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics for Fall 2019.

Essence Online, June 2019


Community College Second Chance Scholarship

Deesha’s life changed when she enrolled in the Community College of Philadelphia at the age of 30. She was a CCP student when she applied for a White House internship in 2009 and earned the internship at age 31. Now she helps others make the most of their second, third or fourth chance. She said, “I want people to be reminded of my story and hope that inspires them to keep going and keep pursuing whatever avenue they desire and also on their own timetable.” Out of this, Deesha created the Deesha Dyer Second Chance Scholarship which assists students going back to school at CCP. You must be a current CCP student to apply.

Philadelphia Tribune - November 2018

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An extension of, co-founders Deesha and Marcella created the scholarships which financially assists black women college students who have been accepted to a study abroad program. Two scholarship are awarded: All Philly - for students in Philadelphia and All Country - for students anywhere across the country.