Black students will go to college with $3 million in scholarships funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced Monday in a joint news conference with the UNCF and the NAACP.
The Church and NAACP also will begin a new initiative to provide $6 million in humanitarian aid in inner cities in the United States and launch a fellowship to send up to 50 students to Ghana to learn about Black American and African history, they said.
“Together, we want to make a difference,” President Nelson said.
The trio of new initiatives add to the three-year partnership between the NAACP and Latter-day Saints. The partners have made repeated joint calls for racial harmony and have worked together to provide education, employment, legal, and self-reliance support to disadvantaged, inner-city Black Americans in Chicago, San Francisco, and other cities.
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