Paqueta Davis (Courtesy photo)

College freshmen and post-graduate students can apply for scholarships offered by Our Authors Study Club, an organization dedicated to informing and educating people about the African American and African diaspora experience.

Applications will be accepted until June 30 for the Entering Freshmen Scholarship and Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber Scholarship for post-graduate study. High school seniors accepted to a college or university and entering fall of 2024 are eligible to apply as well as students in graduate-level fields of study.

A combination of GPA, awards, community service essay and interview will be considered in the selection process. Complete information and the application can be found online at

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The Humber Scholarship is named for OASC’s longtime vice president and scholarship chair.  According to veteran members, Humber received OASC scholarship support many years ago and her passion for learning fueled her dedication assisting students and serving as the scholarship chair to the very end.

“Our scholarships continue to demonstrate the commitment of Our Authors Study Club. By recognizing the legacy of Dr. Humber, we spotlight a prominent modern Black History figure and highlight the importance of investing in the education and future of young scholars from the Black community. It is a testament to our commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders,” said Paqueta Davis, OASC scholarship chair/treasurer.

George W. Hamilton (Courtesy photo)

Hamilton plans to work in the sports and entertainment industry and started a basketball website/podcast in college titled the “Four Out, One In Podcast” with a colleague that is now a website for all things entertainment.

As Hamilton puts it,  “I am heavily involved in my community because my parents taught me at a young age that if I help others who are less fortunate than I am, then God will bless me in the future. A goal that I have prided myself on is before I die, I want to make the world a better place for the next generation of Black people.”

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