HBCU Power of Dreams Award


Honda recognizes and cherishes the power that dreams hold. As a company, the Power of Dreams has allowed Honda to champion innovation, and it is this mindset which helps us move people forward. We actively support the HBCU community, which nurtures and shapes the history makers of tomorrow and the dreamers of today. It is those remarkable individuals that hold the key to building our future. The HBCU Power of Dreams Award was established by Honda to honor those extraordinary individuals taking action, and moving the HBCU community forward.

Thank you for your submissions; the nomination period has now closed. Honda received numerous compelling nominations describing ideal individuals going above and beyond in the HBCU community and positively affecting the lives of others. A committee reviews all award applications and a selection will be made based on the committee’s recommendations.

One nominee will be honored at the 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase on January 28, 2017. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see if your nominee was selected.

PREVIOUS HBCU POWER OF DREAMS WINNERS
Honda honored Ms. Barbara Andrews, a middle school teacher and South Carolina State University alumna, for going above and beyond to support her students and community. In addition to supporting her own students, Ms. Andrews has raised awareness of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and supported South Carolina State University students impacted by the illness. As the 2016 Honda HBCU Power of Dreams Award winner, Ms. Andrews was presented with a surprise $15,000 grant on the field to support her dream of establishing a scholarship fund so students and families don’t have to choose between school and their medication.

Ms. Andrews selfless dedication to her students, to her Alma Mater and to those in need is a true example of the spirit and strength of the HBCU community.
Audrey Stradford has been helping students realize their dreams of a college education. Known as Miss Audrey to many who have graced the halls of Tennessee State University, it is not uncommon to see her open her checkbook to help pay for a student’s textbook, tuition, or buy them a hot meal she also drives students to college fairs and interviews.

It is because of this and many other acts of kindness and encouragement over the past three decades that Honda recognized Stradford as its first-ever HBCU Power of Dreams Award winner during the 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta. Audrey Stradford. The 1966 graduate of Tennessee State University was recognized for her lifelong dedication to serving the Tennessee State University community and helping the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) students to achieve their dreams through guidance and mentorship. After being recognized on the field, Stradford was awarded a brand new 2015 Honda CR-V to help her continue to get students to College Fairs and interviews. The HBCU Power of Dreams Award, is given to individuals within the HBCU community who have enhanced their institutions and communities.

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS NOW ENDED.

THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2017 INVITATIONAL SHOWCASE.










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Submit a short response (no more than 1,000 words) explaining how this person is actively working towards a brighter tomorrow. Describe the difference your nominee’s contributions in the community are making and show why it has been important. If possible use examples of how the individual has used the power of his/her dreams to contribute to the advancement of the HBCU community and how Honda can help them further their initiative.

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