this is how we take a stand

Sis, the tobacco industry has been targeting us! They see us as a commodity! But we see ourselves as much more! SEE US wants to help us fight back.

With the help of a $1 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we’re raising awareness that the #1 cause of death in the black community is smoke-related illness, surpassing all other causes of death, including AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

we need TO BE healthy and strong

SEE–US (Socially/Emotionally Empowered–Unapologetically Smoke-Free) educates, trains, and mobilizes Women on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses in the fight against smoking and vaping.

this is how we take a stand

Sis, the tobacco industry has been targeting us! They see us as a commodity! But we see ourselves as much more! SEE US wants to help us fight back. With the help of a $1 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we’re raising awareness that the #1 cause of death in the black community is smoke-related illness, surpassing all other causes of death, including AIDS, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

we need to be healthy and strong

SEE–US (Socially/Emotionally Empowered–Unapologetically Smoke-Free) educates, trains, and mobilizes Women on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses in the fight against smoking and vaping.

Share your ideas and WIN!

be seen!

Be Seen Student Grant Award Program– We have grant funds are available for HBCU student groups with creative ideas to tackle the current tobacco and vaping epidemic. Share your ideas and your voice to stand up, speak out, and be seen against this social justice issue by creating and implementing impactful campus-focused anti-tobacco campaigns right on your HBCU campus.

 

*Register for the program beginning on April 1. Grant award submissions should be submitted via PDF by 11:59 pm (local time) on May 31, 2021.

when

  • March 31                 Program Launch
  • April 1                     Submission Start Date
  • September 25        Submission End Date
  • September 20-30  Student Virtual Proposal Presentations
  • October 2021         Award Announcement
  • October 2021         On-Campus Program Implementation Begins

March 31
Program Launch

April 1
Submission Start Date

May 31
Submission End Date

June 1- June 30
Student Virtual Proposal Presentations

July 7, 2021
Award Announcement

August 2021
On-Campus Program Implementation Begins

how to submit

grant awards

Put Your Best Foot Forward! Be Seen Student Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Awards will vary in amount, based on the approved budget requests of successful proposals. Up to $27,000 can be awarded per HBCU. If there are multiple student groups selected per each HBCU, the award amount will vary.

1. think

2. submit

2. be seen

Submissions will be judged on a six-point scale for:

program quality

creativity

feasibility

problem solving

sustainability over time

relevancy

entries

All entries should propose an integrated on-campus engagement campaign that calls out Big Tobacco for its targeted work against the health and well-being of Black Women and, by extension, their communities.

Entries should creatively detail how your team will “Be Seen” delivering your plan on campus and put the spotlight on the urgent need to SEE-US (see you) as the next generation of decision-makers.

During September, all groups submitting proposals will have an opportunity to meet their reviewers and walk them through their proposals. Upon the submission of your groups’ proposal, your meeting time will be scheduled.

All entries should propose an integrated on-campus engagement campaign that calls out Big Tobacco for its targeted work against the health and well-being of Black Women and, by extension, their communities.

Entries should creatively detail how your team will “Be Seen” delivering your plan on campus and put the spotlight on the urgent need to SEE-US (see you) as the next generation of decision-makers.

During June, all groups submitting proposals will have an opportunity to meet their reviewers and walk them through their proposals. Upon the submission of your groups’ proposal, your meeting time will be scheduled.

eligibility

• Must be a recognized student group (5 or more students) at one of the designated HBCUs (Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Southern University, Dillard University, Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, or Jackson State University)

• Each student group must have an identified and engaged faculty or staff advisor

• All team members must be enrolled as students at one of the designated HBCUs

• Must submit a proposal for an on-campus program to combat tobacco and vaping use among young black women.

• Must be a recognized student group 
(5 or more students) at one of the designated HBCUs (Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, Southern University, Dillard University, Tennessee State University, Mississippi Valley State University, or Jackson State University)

• Each student group must have an identified and engaged faculty or staff advisor

• All team members must be enrolled as students at one of the designated HBCUs

• Must submit a proposal for an on-campus program to combat tobacco and vaping use among young black women.

Submissions should be submitted via PDF to SEE-US@bwhi.org by by 11:59 pm (local time) on September 25, 2021.

invited hbcu campuses

invited hbcu campuses

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