McDonald’s will award two $10,000 scholarships, one to a male recipient and one to a female recipient, ages13-18, who are making a difference in their communities through vision, compassion and diligence that result in significant local, national or global impact. Nominators must complete an entry form, answer three questions about the nominee, and submit a three-minute video highlighting his or her contribution to the community. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 31, 2016. Visit www.365Black.com to nominate a teen who is making a difference in their community.
They will be honored alongside celebrities, philanthropists and influencers at the 13th annual McDonald's 365Black Awards, taking place in New Orleans during the 22nd annual ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®. Last year's winners were Tori Turner and Aaron Johnson, 17 and 14 years old respectively. Turner is a philanthropist, motivational speaker, author and actress. She has raised over $16,000 through her non-profit Tori Turner's D.R.E.A.M. Big Foundation. Johnson is the author of two books, owner of a production company and a volunteer speaker for the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
McDonald's 365Black Awards launched in 2003 as an extension of the company's 365Black platform, which celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round. To learn more about the Community Choice Youth Award, please visit www.365Black.com and follow @365Black on Twitter, using the hashtag #365BlackAwards.