Five Spelman students won $1 million in the Goldman Sachs “Market Madness” competition, reports Afro Tech. A press release confirms that the winning five student team competed against seven other teams from seven other HBCUs to, ultimately, “take home the gold.”
Britney Kwakye, Gia Tejeda, Whitney Williams, Anisah Thomas and Caroline Whitfield were the five Spelman students on the “Goldman Sachs Dream Team.”
They competed against students from Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University and Prairie View A&M University.
According to the official website for the competition, the program offers a “semester-long virtual crash course in key financial concepts which includes a stipend for participating students and culminates in a case study competition and the opportunity to win prize funding for colleges and universities.”
At the end of the competition, the teams were required to participate in a case study competition where the winner would earn funding for their school, and all the participants were eligible for stipends.