The 2012 Kuumba Scholarship Award

To demonstrate our commitment to educational endeavors, BMC (Black Media Council) will recognize two exemplary Black High school students in the media/performing arts with the inaugural Kuumba Award. Kuumba is Swahili for ‘Creativity’, and is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Selected students will receive an award of $500 in recognition of their work, skills, talents, and/or career goals that embodies the spirit of Kuumba in the realm of the Black MediaArts (i.e. photography, film, TV production, advertising, digital media, public relations, journalism, or the performing arts (dance, poetry, theatrical or vocal performance), etc.). Applications are Due no later than Friday, March 16th, 2012. The selected winners will be honored at BMC’s 3rd Annual Spring event The Blackness and Media Project. This event was formulated to showcase the knowledge and talents of Black media scholars and performers. The event will occur, Friday April 6th, 2012 at both the UT Austin campus- Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (afternoon) and in East Austin at the Carver Cultural Center (evening). To apply for the scholarship please visit our website at For questions/concerns please contact us at Thank You.


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