Scholarship students speaks out


Beyoncé and her foundation recently awarded scholarships to a number of different HBCUs and Bethune-Cookman University was one of them. Recent graduate Demetrius Weaver was the lucky recipient of the $25,000 award. Over the course of the past few months, there has been a lot of speculation whether the award recipient actually received all of the money or not. To get the answers everyone wants to know, I sat down with Weaver to get the truth.
Talayah: How did you go about applying for the scholarship? Demertius: First I identified the scholarship that was posted on social media and I went to the Bethune-Cookman website to access the application, then did the necessary things that were needed to complete the application which was an essay, a personal bio about myself, and also a transcript. Talayah: How long did it take for you to find out that you were the award recipient? Demertius: It took nearly about a month to a month and a half. Talayah: How did you feel when you found out that you were the lucky winner of the scholarship? Demertius: Oh it was a blessed feeling. Financial burden off my back and understanding I had school paid for so
I was just blessed. Talayah: There have been rumors going around saying that you did not receive all of the award money. Could you shed some light on these accusations? Demertius: No, that's not true. I am the recipient of the scholarship and I did receive the whole $25,000. Talayah: If you could personally thank the award givers, what would you say to them? Demertius: Thank you for letting me apply. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and my university the opportunity, and thank you for just letting me be the recipient. There were a lot of things I had to go through to get it, so I want to say thank you to Beyoncé and her organization, and most of all thank you to God for this opportunity.