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HPL, Hip Hop community provide youth scholarship opportunities

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Leaders in the hip hop community have joined forces with the Houston Public Library to provide scholarship opportunities to local youth.

Youth can visit: for requirements and to apply for five (5) scholarships. The application deadline for all scholarships is Friday, June 30, 2017.

Ages 15 and above can apply to any of the Hip Hop for Literacy Scholarships!   

  • Franklin Beauty School: The Franklin Beauty School Scholarship will award 3 partial scholarships to attend the Franklin Beauty/Barber College.    
  • On the Grind Scholarship Sponsored by Jazz Anderson: The On the Grind Scholarship will provide $500 scholarships to two young entrepreneurs seeking to open his or her own business.   
  • No Sisters Left Behind Scholarships: The No Sisters Left Behind Scholarship will provide $250 scholarships to four young entrepreneurs seeking to open his or her own business.    
  • AIDS Foundation Scholarship: The AIDS Foundation Scholarship will award $500 toward college tuition   
  • Barron Recording Studios: The Barron Recording Studio Scholarship will award two vocal artists a four-hour recording, mixing and mastering studio session and a chance to meet and speak with platinum-certified Super Producer "June the Genius" and former Death Row Records cofounder  Lydia Harris.  

Golden Ticket with Trae tha Truth
Seventy-five individuals will have a chance to receive a Golden Ticket at Trae Day, which will be held at Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St., 77010 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3 p.m.. These 75 Golden Tickets will be passed out at the park while ticket supplies last.

Sunday, July 23, 2017, the 75  Golden Ticket recipients will meet Houston rapper Trae tha Truth at the Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building, Auditorium located at 550 McKinney St., 77002 from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m..

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