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Application Status: CLOSED

The application period for the 2025 Class of Empower University will open Fall 2024.

Empower University


Empower University: Building Bright Futures for Students of Color

Empower University, the signature program of eMpowerment Inc., isn't just an educational program; it's a life-changing roadmap for students of color in Southeast Nashville who dream of achieving their full potential.

Starting in 9th grade, we empower students to:

  • Chart their course: Design a personalized career roadmap through self-discovery and exploration.

  • Make informed choices: Navigate the path to college or vocational school with expert guidance and support.

  • Connect with mentors: Gain invaluable insights and inspiration from professionals in their desired field.

  • Excel in academics: Craft compelling college applications with dedicated assistance.

  • Master life skills: Develop financial literacy, communication skills, and other essentials for success.

  • Conquer challenges: Access the Bright Futures fund to overcome financial barriers and achieve their goals.


We champion inclusivity, welcoming both college-bound students and those pursuing trades, ensuring everyone has the tools and support to succeed.


Beyond empowering individuals, Empower University is about shattering barriers:

  • Addressing systemic challenges: We recognize the unique obstacles faced by minority students and provide vital resources to overcome them.

  • Investing in the future: Our 1000 Dreams Fund aims to raise $1 million for scholarships, ensuring financial barriers don't limit a student's potential.


Empower University isn't just a program; it's a promise of transformation, a community of support, and a pathway to a brighter future for every student.

Program Criteria

The application period is closed.

Eligible applicants should:

  • be a minority, 9th grade student from a public school (traditional or charter) in the southeast quadrant of Metro Nashville 

  • plan to attain postsecondary education (college or trade)

  • priority given to applicants who are the first in their family to pursue postsecondary education

Grow Your Vision

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Empower University.

Click here to download the 2024 Sponsorship Packet.


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