African American Studies is so excited to congradulate TWO of our students this year as recipents of the 1967 Legacy Ambassador Award here at CofC!
The Legacy 1967 Program aims to improve the recruitment, retention, graduation and workplace success of Black students through scholarships, enhanced and extended education support, and professional preparation, as well as research the experiences of the Black trailblazers who contributed to the College.
Who Are Legacy Scholars? This scholarship is for first-year Black students who consider themselves trailblazers. What does it mean to be a trailblazer? A trailblazer is a pioneer. It’s someone who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. It’s an innovator.
Former College of Charleston trailblazers include people who are:
- community activists.
- grassroots organizers.
- preachers and ministers.
- champions of social justice.
- leaders in both their profession and community.