Student Awarded Four-Year MC Lyte Scholarship Becomes First Black Woman to Earn Degree In Astrophysics from UW

Thanks to the Hip Hip Sisters Network, founded by female hip-hop legend MC Lyte, Short was chosen to receive UW’s First Wave scholarship, which covered her tuition. The coveted scholarship is awarded to student artists who prepare for college while continuing to hone and develop their artistic skills, according to Madison365. Without it, Short said she likely would have had to attend a city college.


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