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The Coca-Cola company is proud to support historically black colleges/universities through the funding of a $40,000 grant recognizing a student or students enrolled in an HBCU’s journalism or media production program with a focus on sports broadcasting.

Administered by the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winner will be announced during the Sports Emmy Awards ceremony scheduled for May 22, 2023.



The Coca-Cola Company and the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to announce the finalists for the 2023 HBCU Sports Production Grant Competition.

Lady Hornets: The Making of Alabama State Legends
Alabama State University
Amayah Williams, Jessica Sims, Niyah Martin, Marc Nyantakyi, Kendal Manns, Brionna McCall, Miracle Mims, Khalil Stewart, Jaicee Christian, Cullen Davis
Kimberly Baker, Advisor

America’s Oldest Sin
Delaware State University
Sherman Gay, Gwenna Gentle, Chelsea Abrams, Kaden Barrett
Dr. Renee’ Marine & Zachary Kimball, Advisors

Defy the Odds
Florida A&M University
Jonathan David, Aliya Chanté Everett, Breché DaValt, Tristian Hutton
Edward Thomas, Advisor

Roaring Through the Decades: The Story of Morgan State Athletics
Morgan State University
Schealthiel Dassy, Angel Smith
Welma Redd, Advisor

Golden Perfection
Stillman College
Jayden Mills, Kenyatta Lewis, Markeisha Green, Nya Fowler, Caitlyn Wilson, Christian Taylor, Ja'Myia Allen
Xavia Jackson, Advisor

The PRIDE is Coming: A Black Girls Tale of The Blue Pride Marching Band
Stillman College
Reba Gist, Javonde Robinson, Hannah Fields, Susannah Lemay
Romeo Reese, Advisor

Our first-round judges were impressed by the outstanding quality of this year’s videos. Your submissions demonstrated the talent and dedication needed to pursue a career in the sport broadcasting and production industry. We’re looking forward to announcing the winner of this year’s competition during the Sports Emmy Awards ceremony on May 22, 2023.

Congratulations to all of the talented students who participated!


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