KARDINAL OFFISHALL, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA LAUNCH BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

Program to give five students up to $10,000 each toward their first year of post-secondary education

Kardinal Offishall and employees at Universal Music Canada have banded together to help launch a new scholarship program supporting Black high school students in their post-secondary education. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Kardinal Offishall and employees at Universal Music Canada have banded together to launch a new scholarship program supporting Black high school students in their post-secondary education.

The Canadian record label says it’s formed BLACK Label Coalition in partnership with the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an effort that will see Universal commit $250,000 to promising young Black leaders over the next five years.

Under the scholarship program, five students will receive up to $10,000 each from Universal to put toward their first year of post-secondary education.

The Clemons Foundation, which supports marginalized youth with a goal of entering the workforce, will cover the balance of the student’s academic expenses, the record label says.

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