The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced a new First Wave full-tuition scholarship Thursday named for hip-hop artist MC Lyte.
The $100,000 scholarship was created by a partnership between UW-Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, which includes First Wave, and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, an organization created by MC Lyte.
The recipient will also receive a spot in the university’s competitive First Wave program, which is the only college level program of its kind to incorporate hip-hop artistry.
First Wave will award the scholarship, starting in Fall 2013, to one student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the university.
MC Lyte and HHSF will announce the winner of the scholarship in conjunction with the Soul Train Music Awards.
The application deadline for the scholarship is Oct. 1, 2012. More information about the scholarship can be found at the HHSF website, hiphopsisters.org.