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P&G Announces Rooted in Science Scholarship Recipients

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Royal Oils and Gold Series launched the scholarship to support the growth and development of future Black female STEM-focused innovators.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) hair care brands Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders and Gold Series from Pantene announced 11 recipients of the first Rooted in Science Scholarships.

Related: P&G Q3 2021 Results

The scholarships were awarded to Black women pursuing degrees in STEM fields at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member schools.

The recipients of the Rooted in Science Scholarships, in partnership with CVS, will each receive up to $5,000 per year for up to two years for expenses associated with pursuing their degree.

The recipients include:

  • Laura Nicole Hairston, Hampton University

  • Dasia Heard, Hampton University

  • Amaryah Lockett, Kennesaw State University

  • Zenobia Nicula Early, LeMoyne-Owen College

  • Oluwapelumi Oguntade, Marquette University

  • Robynn Harrison, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

  • Destiny Jones, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

  • Desiree Brown, Oakwood University

  • Kirsten Briana Moore, Tougaloo College

  • Keona Latrice Hughes, University of Missouri - Saint Louis

  • Emree Downey, Washington & Jefferson College

This summer, together with CVS and UNCF, P&G will kick off round two of the program and award up to $200,000 more in scholarships to Black women pursuing degrees in STEM subjects at HBCUs and UNCF-member schools.

Applications for the second annual Rooted in Science Scholarships will open on Aug. 3, 2021, and run through Sept. 28; recipients will be announced mid-December 2021.



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