“N’Credible” Surprise for HBCU Students
Written by Christina Abay on October 2, 2021
Nick Cannon, host of “The Masked Singer” and “Wild ‘N Out,” debuted his daytime talk show this week, featuring celebrity guests and a special surprise for deserving students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS).
D’Angelo Colter, President of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas Southern University, joined Cannon and six other undergraduates to discuss the factors that influenced their decision to attend an HBCU and the debt accumulated on that journey.
“I was raised in a single-parent household, my mom always had to work two jobs. I wanted to attend an institution where I am not seen as a minority but seen as the majority,” Colter said.
He continued, “There was a time period where I did kind of want to drop out just because it became very difficult between classes and having low resources of grants and scholarships.”
Colter overcame all obstacles to become the 74th President of TSU’s Student Government Association, which provided financial and scholarship resources on campus.
“Upon being selected student body president I was able to be blessed with the opportunities to one have different benefits such as free room and board, along with student meal plan,” said ColterD’Angelo Colter, President of the Student Government Association at Texas Southern University
Motivated by their testimonies, host Nick Cannon teamed up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and surprised the students by awarding them each a scholarship to pay off their student loan debt. The scholarship fund will pay off all the recipient’s student loans once they have earned their degree.
The Nick Cannon Show airs daily at 11 a.m. on FOX26.