Mary J. Blige, Pepsi Announce 'Strength Of A Woman' HBCU Scholarship

Pepsi has announced a “Strength Of A Woman” scholarship with Mary J. Blige to be granted to an Historically Black Colleges and Universities student.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Black female student aspiring to or currently attending an HBCU. The recipient will be announced during the soft drink company’s HBCU tour in the fall.

The scholarship is part of $200,000 that PepsiCo donates to organizations and initiatives supporting women.

Pepsi returns to co-present with Mary J. Blige and her team the “Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit” during Mother’s Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

The four day festival, devoted to music, comedy, female empowerment and community building, will begin on May 11. All tickets can be purchased at

“The whole mission of this festival is to celebrate and advocate for Black women,” said Blige, “so to have Pepsi, show up and show out in the way they do is overwhelming.”

“With their support for the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit, we are able to pay it forward in so many impactful ways and to be able to grant an HBCU scholarship for a deserving student is nothing short of incredible,” added the global icon.

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