She sported pieces from her Melody Ehsani-designed Flamin’ Hot University merch line that partly funded the scholarship. TSU’s marching band, Ocean of Soul, helped welcome her on stage, where she participated in a chat with the university’s associate vice president for marketing and communications, Tracy Clemons.
“I had an absolute blast bringing Flamin’ Hot University to life and tapping into my love for food and fashion,” Megan said.
“But more than anything, I’m extremely proud that we were able to uplift TSU students, establish an impactful scholarship fund, support the Pete and Thomas Foundation, and promote the importance of education.”
“We want to help graduating seniors because that helps to get them off on a fresh start once they graduate,” TSU’s Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations & Special Events Connie Cochran said. “Students will have an opportunity to probably apply in December for the spring semester.”
“Everyone deserves to be their Flamin’ Hot self, but student loans can create a significant burden on college graduates –- especially at HBCUs where students graduate with 19% more debt than those at non-HBCUs,” senior vice president of marketing at Frito-Lay, Tina Mahal adds.
Source: Black Enterprise