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The #BlackandHooded Scholarship originated in August of 2017 after a successful launch of the social media campaign and blackandhooded.com photo archive. This scholarship seeks to alleviate the financial burden that many graduate students, especially Black graduate students, face when pursuing post-secondary degrees. Through the generous donations of movement supporters and #BlackandHooded Merchandise sales, #BlackandHooded has awarded 12 scholarships to incoming black graduate students across the nation and across disciplines.

If you are interested in contributing to the #BlackandHooded Scholarship, please visit our merchandise page or click the link below.

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Tyler Portis

Tyler attends the University of Vermont to pursuing his M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. While being raised on the Southside of Chicago, he developed an interest in the education field as he views education as a way to uplift my community. Tyler attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned his B.S. in Management with Cum Laude honors. When he graduates in 2021, Tyler hopes to work in colleges/universities or K-12 education