Young entrepreneur donates $100,00 in scholarships for HBCU students
Bryce Thompson is paying it forward
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 3/2/2021, 10:46 a.m.
Bryce Thompson is a 24-year-old Black entrepreneur, who is a Morehouse College graduate residing in the Atlanta area who pays his blessings forward. For Black History Month, he gifted 10 HBCU students with $100,000 in scholarships in partnership with Scholly, reports Blackwallsttimes.com. He remembers a time when he struggled as a college student. His uncle pitched in by covering his first year of tuition. So Thompson decided to pay his uncle’s blessing forward through the IAMS Foundation, which Thompson founded.
“I know the feeling of not knowing if you can afford to go back to school,” he said.
In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Thompson said, “I realize there are people who don’t have a friend or family member that can step in and help the way my uncle did for me.” He also added, “I told myself that I would one day offer scholarships of my own to help students like myself avoid a similar situation.”
Thompson visited each HBCU student to hand them their awards. He traveled to Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Bethune-Cooke University, Livingstone College, Philander Smith College, Prairie View A&M University, Hampton University and Howard University.