Lancôme has announced it is partnering with the NAACP and ACT-SO to provide the Write Her Future scholarship fund, which will give 30 regional grants each for $10,000 to college-bound students in 2022.
ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program that reaches more than 10,000 college-bound students to provide a forum for young women to excel in business, STEM and writing.
The partnership will consist of both in-person and online training programs at local levels and encourage students to submit scholarship applications through social and online call-to-actions.
Lancôme will also provide mentoring and internship opportunities to the award recipients and continue to foster female growth post-college to ensure success.
In summer 2022, Lancôme will present scholarships to ACT-SO students during the National Awards Ceremony.
Lancôme USA president Stuart Leitch said: "At its core, Lancôme has always stood for and with women by not only making them beautiful on the outside but also helping them to feel empowered on the inside. Happiness comes from living self-fulfilled lives in every aspect, and it is with this in mind that we are launching this program in the United States to help meet the needs of women of color to bring equity to education. While many programs currently address childhood literacy and education needs, we felt it is vital to support young women to go onto higher education and receive career development, which is why Lancôme USA is proud to partner with the NAACP on our Write Her Future program."
NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson said: "We are thrilled to partner with Lancôme on the Write Her Future Scholarship Fund. As an organization dedicated to doing the work in our communities ourselves, we greatly appreciate Lancôme for consistently using their platform to enable change and influence. We look forward to witnessing these young women who have received mentoring opportunities and scholarships contribute to their communities and beyond."