Lupita Nyong’o and Lancôme have teamed up to award the next generation of writers with $400,000 in scholarships.
“Lancôme at its core seeks to bring happiness to its customers, but nothing brings us more joy than seeing the winners of our first Write Her Future Scholarship Fund receive their awards today,” says Lancôme USA General Manager Giovanni Valentini. “We’ve been so impressed by all the applicants, but we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing finalists recognized today and see our mission of providing equitable educational opportunities for young women of color come to fruition today.”
The renowned actress and leading beauty brand announced this year’s recipients of its Write Her Future Scholarship Fund and revealed that this is only the beginning. By 2025, Lancôme will donate $2 million to the program.
“Since I was a child, I have always had big dreams, and my education has played a huge part in helping me realize them,” said Lancôme Ambassadress, Lupita Nyong’o in an official statement. “I’ve always loved learning and I believe that learners change the world. I am so thrilled to join Lancôme, on behalf of their Write Her Future Scholarship Fund, to award this incredible group of women with these game-changing scholarships.”
Winners received their grants during the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics National Competition and Ceremonies (ACT-So). The year-long program is dedicated to high school students across the nation looking to grow in subjects that range from visual arts to business to performing and culinary arts.
“We’re excited to once again provide talented young women across the country the opportunity to further develop their creativity and achieve their academic dreams with purpose and unrestricted passion,” said President & CEO Derrick Johnson. “Young people are the future. We’re excited to see how participants in the program will positively impact their communities and create change for themselves and the next generation.”
Thanks to the scholarships, students will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills within STEM, business management, marketing and writing.
Click here for the full list of winners.