Nick Cannon paid off student loan debts for several HBCU students
Nick Cannon has launched a special scholarship that will wipe out the student loan debts of many HBCU students.
Master of ceremonies Wild’N’Out promised three students from North Carolina A&T University, Winston-Salem State University, Clark Atlanta University and Saint Augustine University to reimburse their student debt after graduation.
The students come from historically black universities in North Carolina who are struggling to make ends meet while attending college. Cannon made the announcement on Monday on his syndicated talk show, where students were invited.
During the show, Nick Cannon then told the students that they would not have to worry about the excellence of the college, as it would be paid for upon graduation through a scholarship in partnership with the United Negro College Fund and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which it mainly funds.
During the show, the students spoke about the challenges they faced and the desire to go to college, with the three choosing to attend HBCUs. Cannon himself spoke about the struggles they spoke about, and he spoke about the importance of education as a former student of Howard University, another HBCU in Washington, DC
One of the students, Mackenzie Estrep, a senior at St. Augustine University, told Cannon that she was the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college, but she had difficulties because she has three jobs to help pay for the tuition.
The other student, Sharandica Midcalf, a student at Winston-Salem State University, revealed she was homeless and became motivated to pursue college after a school counselor told her that she did not have the GPA to enter university. She, too, was the first in her family to attend university.
Meanwhile, Christian Kornegay, who dreams of becoming a professional animator and animator, said he worked hard to overcome a learning disability and was accepted into North Carolina A&T University.
Meanwhile, Cannon spoke about the importance of having an education by noting his own experience of attending an HBCU. He is an alumnus of Howard University, an HBCU in Washington, DC