The NAACP has teamed up with Lancôme to announce its news scholarship fund and mentoring programs for young women.
The scholarship was created to support their collegiate educational journey to foster self-confidence, empowerment, and opportunities for learning and career development in the United States.
In partnership with ACT-SO, the Write Her Future Scholarship Fund at NAACP will offer 30 Regional Grants at $10,000 each for students entering college in the 2022 academic year.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lancôme on the Write Her Future Scholarship Fund,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson.
“As an organization dedicated to doing the work in our communities ourselves, we greatly appreciate Lancôme for consistently using their platform to enable change and influence. We look forward to witnessing these young women who have received mentoring opportunities and scholarships contribute to their communities and beyond.”
ACT-SO is a year-long performance program that reaches over 10,000 college-bound scholars to provide young women with a platform to shine in business.
“At its core, Lancôme has always stood for and with women by not only making them beautiful on the outside but also helping them to feel empowered on the inside. Happiness comes from living self-fulfilled lives in every aspect, and it is with this in mind that we are launching this program in the United States to help meet the needs of women of color to bring equity to education,” says Lancôme USA President Stuart Leitch.
“While many programs currently address childhood literacy and education needs, we felt it is vital to support young women to go onto higher education and receive career development, which is why Lancôme USA is proud to partner with the NAACP on our Write Her Future program.”