Scholarship Program

Brooke Terry Wins Daphne Lee Artistic Legacy Award for College Students

Miss Black USA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Daphne Lee Artistic Legacy Award! Each award is $2500 and will allow the recipients to pursue their dream of a career in the performing arts.


Scholarship Award Winner: Brooke Terry (Dominican University), Senior, Dance Major

”The stigma and weight of being a First Generation student is quite the psychological obstacle, and though many expect students like myself to fail, I plan to prove them incredibly incorrect.”

Miss Black USA, Inc. is proud to support the dreams of young women of color pursuing professional careers in the arts through the Daphne Lee Artistic Legacy Award.

Daphne Lee served as Miss Black USA 2017 and is a professional dancer with the renowned Dance Theater of Harlem, currently on tour. To date, Miss Black USA has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to date.

Applications for the 2020 Daphne Lee Artistic Award will open up on January 15, 2020.

Daphne Lee Artistic Legacy Scholarship Announced

#BlackExcellenceand #Scholarship is a thing at Miss Black USA. Awarding over $500,000 in scholarships to date, we are pleased to announce the DAPHNE LEE ARTISTIC LEGACY AWARD. The $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a contestant in this year's Miss Black USA Pageant.
Daphne Lee, the reigning Miss Black USA is a graduate student, advocate, Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone and a member of the renowned Dance Theater of Harlem. The Miss Black USA Organization is proud to celebrate Daphne's legacy with a scholarship in her name.

Beginning Fall 2019, the scholarship will be open to any female of color who is a full-time artist or student pursuing a degree in the performing arts in the U.S. Applications will be available online beginning Jan 1, 2019, and will close April 30, 2019.