Step Into Greatness College Scholarship

Black Entrepreneurs Paying It Forward

A stepping stone helps individuals reach a specific goal in life. Without stepping stones many entrepreneurs would not be as successful as they are today. A collective group of black-owned businesses have joined together to provide an opportunity for hardworking students making an impact in the community to further progress in their education and step into their greatness. Every year, the Urban Business Directory, Infinite 7, Blue Drem, and Vegan Chef Ash will sponsor the Step into Greatness College Scholarship.

Two HBCU students will receive $2,000 to serve as an additional resource to assist with tuition, books, food or any other collegiate necessities.

Applications will remain open from March 17, 2021 through May 31, 2021. The scholarship recipients will be announced on July 7, 2021. Applications are only acceptable through the form submission below. For questions or further inquiries, please email

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older and actively enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College & University based in the United States. All applicants must complete the application form and submit verifiable records of enrollment. There is no GPA minimum requirement.

Disclaimer: Application submission deadline is May 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. There is no application fee. Scholarship award recipients will be notified via email and telephone. The recipients will receive scholarship reward via direct deposit within 5-10 business days of the Scholarship recipient announcement. All inquiries can be mailed to 4290 Bells Ferry Rd. Suite #134-2037 Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone inquiries can be directed to Urban Business Directory at 1-866-546-9497. For quicker response, email

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Step into Greatness Scholarship Recipients

Brittany Stewart is a senior Political Science major, History minor from Columbus, Ohio currently attending Howard University. Ms. Stewart currently serves as the Associate Director of Special Projects for the Howard University Student Association. She also is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate History Fellow at Howard University. Stewart is Co-Founder of The Scholar Network which is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to support at-risk students through creative programming and events. Ms. Stewart currently interns with NASA as a Building Digital Pathways Intern and a Humanities Collaboratory Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, Ms. Stewart plans to pursue a doctoral degree in History and become a professor and thought leader.

Devon Johnson attends the illustrious Fisk University in Nashville, TN pursuing a BA in Chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and reading science fiction novels. An event that he’s hosted in the past year is “Covid-19 Relief” for the homeless individuals in the community. During the event, local churches and schools created homemade (reusable) masks and packages that contain hand sanitizer and toilet paper for the homeless population in my community. This event sparked a lot of the youth to want to host their events and speak on problems they have in the community.

Scholarship Submissions are Now Closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year will be Announced in the Spring.