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Aysha was a 2023 scholarship recipient, awarded $500  

HBCU: Attends Tennessee State University

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Desirae was a 2023 scholarship recipient, awarded $500

HBCU: Attends Howard University


Gloria J. Ivy Scholarship

Gloria J. Ivy Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of the late Gloria J. Ivy (Great-Aunt of KrysSpeaks) who served in the president's office at two reputable historically black colleges. Ms. Ivy was a phenomenal woman who left a legacy of fostering spiritual, emotional, and mental growth to college students. She was very active in assisting young people in their pursuit of post-secondary education including enrollment, funding, and employment post-graduation. 

Aunt Glo service in higher education influenced KrysSpeaks to attend and complete her degree at one of the most notable Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. 

Gloria J. Ivy

Scholarship Criteria:

1. Be a female.

2. Be a high school senior or current college student.

3. Be accepted, attend, or plan to attend a 4-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

4. Be active in school, church, and/or community.

5. Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average.  

Application Procedures: 

Students must submit an essay of between 500-1000 words in answer to the following questions:

What dedication did it take for you to be where you are today on your educational journey? How do you plan to stay motivated to achieve your higher education goals, and meet the requirements needed to complete your degree?

Provide the most recent signed, official transcript copy from your school counselor or Registrar. 

Provide a copy of your acceptance letter to a 4-year college or university, if available. 

Provide a copy of your student or professional resume.

Provide three (3) professional References (or Letters of Recommendation).

Amount of award: $500.00

For the 2024-2025 school year, the Gloria J. Ivy Scholarship Application opens Monday, April 1, 2024 and closes on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST.


Click here to submit your application. 

Email the Scholarship Committee at if you have questions or need assistance.​

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