1096: Closing the Education Gap with Nitiya Walker, Founder of Seeds of Fortune
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Farnoosh Torabi
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Business News
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Sep 16, 2020
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Nitiya Walker is a social entrepreneur who's paying it forward. Her foundation Seeds of Fortune helps minority teen girls apply for college scholarships, as well as teaches career and financial management skills. After personally benefiting from a full scholarship to college, Nitiya realized the power and freedom that comes with starting your adulthood debt-free. Seeds of Fortune has so far awarded over $8 million in grants to young women. More about Nitiya: She was awarded the 2018 Educational Leadership Award from State Senator Kevin S. Parker and the 2018 Clinton Global Initiative University Alumni Honor Roll. She was also 2016 Semi Finalist for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Change the World Competition, and invited to attend the 2016 White House United State of Women Summit. Upon graduating from Babson College, she was selected to participate in the competitive Viacom Summer Associates career, where she went on to launch her career working such prominent events such as the BET Awards. To learn more about scholarship opportunities or how to contribute, visit www.seedsoffortune.org

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