After earning $100,000 in college scholarships for herself, Shayla Price has become the “Scholarship Queen” of teaching students how to earn free money for their college goals. Price’s enthusiasm for ensuring every American has the resources to attend college and put food on the table is inspiring has resulted in more than 5,000 students receiving scholarships. Price has brought great awareness to the college affordability crisis by motivating and mobilizing community members and developing relationships with the media, government, and non-profits. Price has built partnerships with churches, libraries, and youth organizations to empower service recipients to continue to pay it forward.
In addition to her scholarship initiative, Price’s has taught civic engagement to high school students through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. As a Governor-appointed Commissioner of Volunteer Louisiana, Price promoted an ethic of service and supported programs that created long-term results. In 2009, Shayla was honored as one of EBONY’s Young Leaders and received the first-ever Emerging Greatness Award from the National Black Women’s Town Hall. The White House has also featured her on its blog series, Women Working to Do Good.