By: Bennett College
February 10, 2023 (Greensboro, NC) – The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, announced today that the team and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation will award a $10,000 scholarship to one current student at Bennett College next month as part of Women’s History Month. The announcement was made Friday night during the Swarm’s annual HBCU Night game. “We are so fortunate that Bennett College, one of only two HBCUs for women in the country, calls Greensboro home,” said Swarm President Steve Swetoha. “Bennett College is known for its focus on educating and producing incredible women scholars and global leaders. We are elated to support Bennett College and help amplify many of their initiatives centered around economic mobility, racial equity and social justice platforms throughout our communities.” “The scholarship announced by the Greensboro Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, will make a difference in the life of the student selected to receive this honor. I also want to thank Fred Whitfield for honoring his mother by supporting an institution that is part of his family’s legacy,” said Bennett College President Suzanne Walsh.
Bennett students can fill out the online application at this LINK. Applications close on Monday, March 13.
|Swarm President Steve Swetoha made the Bennett College $10,000 Greensboro Swarm Scholarship announcement during half-time of a winning game by the team! Bennett College President Suzanne Walsh, Bennett College Board of Trustees Chair & Alumna Senator Gladys Robinson, a host of Bennett College students and administrators, other HBCUs gathered for HBCU night, and hundreds of Swarm fans (including our littlest one) were on hand to hear the announcement.|