Scholarships for African-American Women
A young black woman is blazing a trail for others to follow and her name is Kennetra Searcy, Kennetra has established a fund that offers scholarships for African-American women. Kennetra Searcy wants other young women to succeed and is doing that by providing $5,000 in education assistance for black high school seniors planning to attend university.
Kennetra’s Success Story
Even though her family didn’t have the money to send her to college, Kennetra was confident she would succeed at an early age. She excelled in track and field while in high school, earning a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After getting a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science, she obtained a master’s degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
With her education, she started her own business as a personal trainer. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition to having a busy career and making personal appearances as public speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthopist, Kennetra is a wife and mother.
Kennetra and the KSLS are busy awarding scholarships for black women. To help with the fundraising effort, $40 of the purchase price of an African-American doll in her image goes toward this scholarship. This is Kennetra’s way of encouraging an empowered attitude among young African-American women.